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The Colonel, HRH The Duke of Kent, attended The Gathering on Sunday 2nd October, at Brechin Castle. A fantastic day, where the Scots Guards family were able to celebrate and toast the Regiment. Both the Pipes and Drums from the 1st Battalion and The Regimental Band of The Scots Guards made the journey up to Scotland to make the weekend a wonderful salute to all things Scots Guards
HRH Duke of Kent with the Battalion Pipe Major
WO1 Casson-Smith, CAMUS leading the Scots Guards Band
1st Battalion Pipes and Drums
HRH Duke of Kent speaking to Members of the Scots Guards Association
Regimental Adjutant, Major (Retired) J R Kelly, and Captain J Ford inspecting a photo album from Black Sunday
As part of the Secretary of States for Communities and Local Government announcement to commemorate the bravery of those who were awarded the Victoria Cross during World War One, a Commemorative Paving Stone was unveiled at the Maxwelltown Memorial, New Abbey Road, Dumfries to commemorate the award of the VC to Private James Mackenzie. The VC was awarded on 19th December 1914 at Rouge Bancs.
The Ceremony was arranged by the Dumfries and Galloway Council, led by Councillor Archie Drybuirgh, Chairman of the Armed Forces Working Group. Lt Col Sir Malcolm Ross, Major Ray Walker, and Captain John Bull represented the Scots Guards Association and Regiment with other local members of the Association also attended.
The Commemorative Paving Stone was unveiled by a descendent of Private James Mackenzie VC which was followed by a church service at Troqueer Parish Church and a lunch at the Church Centre. An exhibition of works researched on World War One Memorabilia by pupils from the Laurieknowe and Troqueer Primary School was on display in the afternoon.