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The Regimental Reunion will be held on Saturday 15th June 2019 at Balhousie Castle.
Further details will shared early in 2019

2019 Forecast of Events Location

Lecture Programme | Original letters from the 1918 Armistice
Dr Norman Watson will give an illustrated talk built around his remarkable collection of unpublished letters from 11 November 1918 which record and explain what actually happened on the day the Great War ended.  This is the Armistice remembered by those who were there and by the anxious families who waited and wondered if their loved ones had survived.

Balhousie Castle, Perth
12th Edinburgh and Lothians Branch Red Hackle Night Leith, Edinburgh
22nd Lecture Programme | How to trace a soldier
Richard Hunter, The Black Watch Museum Archivist, will give an introductory lecture designed to help those who may know next to nothing about their military ancestors but would like to try and find out more.   The lecture will include one or two anecdotes about the rewards, perils and pitfalls of pursuing the service career of your ancestors.
Balhousie Castle, Perth
26th Angus Branch Burns Supper Royal British Legion Scotland Club, Forfar
1st Dundee Branch Red Hackle Night Black Watch Club, Dundee
2nd Perth Branch Burns Supper Perth

Lecture Programme | The First Battle of the Atlantic
Professor Phillips O’Brien of the University of St Andrews will talk about the Atlantic U-Boat campaign of WW1 and the prolonged naval conflict between German submarines and the Allied convoys in Atlantic waters which reached its peak in 1917 and 1918.

Balhousie Castle, Perth
23rd Dundee Branch AGM Black Watch Club, Dundee


1st Investment Committee and Trustees & Executive Committee Meeting Balhousie Castle, Perth

Lecture Programme | The Paris Peace Conference and the making of a New World Order
Professor Peter Jackson of the University of Glasgow will discuss the Versailles Peace Treaty of June 1919.  The German delegation were shocked at the severity of terms and protested at the contradictions between assurances of the armistice negotiations and the reality.

Balhousie Castle, Perth
17th Perth Branch AGM Perth


Fife Branch Rhine Crossing Dinner  
15th Angus Branch AGM Royal British Legion Scotland Club, Forfar
TBC London Branch AGM London
27th Annual General Meeting Balhousie Castle, Perth
11th Edinburgh and Lothians Branch Al Basrah Dinner Haymarket, Edinburgh
18th Highland Branch Aberfeldy Dinner Fort George (TBC)
TBC The Not Forgotten Association Garden Party London
10th Officers' and Ladies Lunch Caledonian Club, London
14th All Ranks Golf Match Muckhart Golf Club
15th 2019 Regimental Reunion, incorporating Kirk Session for the Great War Memorial Wall and 100th Anniversary of the Association Balhousie Castle, Perth
TBC Royal Hospital Chelsea Founders Day London
3rd Highland Branch, Inter Branch Games Day Community Centre, Inverness
7th London Branch Summer Lunch London


Fife Branch Alma Ladies Lunch  

Angus Branch Standard Rededication

St John's Church, Forfar
5th Perth Branch Croix de Guerre Dinner Perth


Angus Branch El Alamein Dinner Royal British Legion Scotland Club, Forfar
25th Association Trustees & Executive Committee Meeting Balhousie Castle, Perth
25th Officers' Gathering Dinner Balhousie Castle, Perth
7th Field of Remembrance, Westminster Abbey London
8th Balhousie Castle Remembrance Service Balhousie Castle, Perth
10th Cenotaph Parade London
21st London Branch Dinner London

Further details of the Castle and Museum Lecture Programme are available in the November issue of The Red Hackle or at
Lectures commence at 6.30pm with a drinks reception; lecture at 7.00pm
Ticket prices - Non Members £10 | Friends £8
Please book all lectures in advance by telephone or in person:
A: Balhousie Castle, Hay Street, Perth, PH1 5HR
T: 01738 638152

Please note the lecture on 22nd January commences at 1.30pm | Tickets £8 non members and £6 for Friends