70th Anniversary of Re-forming 8th Bn. The Royal Scots, 2009.
A group of the surviving Veterans of the 8th Royal Scots celebrate the Seventieth Anniversary of the re-forming of the 8th Battalion The Royal Scots in the Spring of 1939. It had been in 'suspended animation' since the end of the Great War and to many of the Volunteers of 1939 it was 'Our Father's Battalion'. We had gathered in The Royal Scots Club in the Spring of 2009 to pay tribute to a very fine Battalion, to rejoice in the comradeship of those we had served with and especially to Remember and Honour the 241 Comrades Killed in Action and the 861 Brother Royal Scots who suffered the wounds of battle as the Battalion fought its way from the Normandy Beachhead to thirty-five miles from the Baltic shore. We who are still left behind nobly bear the wounds of age but are nevertheless a stout Rearguard proudly proclaiming the deeds and valour of valiant men who formed the 8th Battalion The Royal Scots (The Royal Regiment) 1939-45. Joe Brown.