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Borders soldiers head out to Helmand
Posted on 09/23/2012 2:32:08 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa
HUNDREDS of soldiers from the Royal Scots Borderers have started deploying for a six-month tour to Helmand Province in Afghanistan.
An emotional farewell parade was held at the end of last week for the 450 soldiers from 1 SCOTS the 1st Battalion of The Royal Regiment of Scotland who were led through the streets of Edinburgh by the pipes and drums from Dreghorn Barracks to Colinton Church where a service was held.
Members of the Military Wives Choir sang for the soldiers at the service as hundreds of well-wishers lined the streets.
And a new CD featuring the pipes and drums of 1 SCOTS, together with the Fijian choir, has been released to help raise funds towards battalion welfare projects.
Entitled When Duty Calls, it features 18 tracks, including traditional regimental marches, as well as other favourites such as Amazing Grace and Highland Cathedral.
There is plenty of Borders involvement in the project, with the battalion pipe major, Sergeant Michael Hogarth having grown up in Innerleithen and Corporal Kevin Turnbull, the bands pipe sergeant, hailing from Selkirk.
The latter explained the inspiration behind the CD: With the guys deploying to Afghanistan, it will help raise money for battalion welfare funds and it also gives the boys something to take with them out to theatre as a reminder of home.
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Pearls before swine. We are risking our best for worthless savages. My son will be heading back there soon.
Buaidh No Bas!
Pearls before swine, all too many of them.
My nephew shipped out for Kabul last week. Not the same as these Scots, which he is the first to state. He recently took a job with the State Department in the foreign aid program. As such, his desk is in the embassy.
He isn’t really happy working for this SoS and Admin, but needs the work.
Amusingly, he gets most of his real news from Newsmax and Lucianne, and mostly avoids FreeRepublic because of all the tin foil hat articles.
I have an old cassette tape somewhere which includes that outfit, at least it was something like that. I know it has Borders in the title of the group.
Also some done by of all things, The Pipes and Drums of The Royal Tank Corps. I found it in a bargain bin many years ago but was surprised how good it was.
Prayers for his safety.
May they be protected by the ancient ones, be glorious in battle. Safe Home, lads!
Their web page:
You can click thru to the 1st BTN site.