Posted by Mrs McCrone in : Uncategorized , trackback 1 2 The Royal Regiment of Scotland will be running a one day open day Thurs 16 July 15 at Dreghorn Barracks, Edinburgh, for Training Providers working with young people Not in Education or Training. My team, 1 SCOTS, alongside our Reserve battalion, 6 SCOTS, have been successfully running a five day package with a range of youth groups and training providers including, Ingeus, West Lothian Youth Action Project, Tomorrows People and Street League across the Lothian and the Borders. During each session there is an element of military training to provide an insight into the Army but they also teach core employable skills such as; team work, communications skills, problem solving, taking responsibility, health and well-being and developing leadership qualities.
The courses are open to all young people from 16 35 who are keen to participate in something a little different and has been very well received to date. Our open day hopes to showcase this exiting opportunity that we can provide to the young people you work with. Below are come photos of a similar course we ran for the Edinburgh College Sport Department along with an outline of the Open Day.
Dreghorn Barracks (DHB) is located just off the Edinburgh bypass post code EH13 9QW.
If any pupil is interested and would like more information you must speak to Mrs Hamilton by 26 th June!
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Lieutenant Charles Kerr Bruce, 24 th London Regiment (The Queen s) Lived at Galway House, St James Road, Sutton Lieutenant C.K Bruce. Photographed 5 Jan 1917 by David Knights Whittome We know little about Charles Kerr Bruce other than that he was born in 1880 in Camberwell and by 1901 was working as a bank clerk. We know also that by 1911 his father had died and he is listed as head of the household living at Galway House, St James Road with his widowed mother, sister and brother.
He was age 31 and working for the Bank of Montreal. Charles Bruce s record seems confusing at first as the medal card shows he was in the 14 th then 24 th London Regiments yet in the photograph he is clearly wearing the collar badge of The Queen s (Royal West Surrey) Regiment. A bit of digging reveals the answer.
The medal card confirms that he initially joined the 14 th London Regiment known as 14 th London (Scottish) Regiment as a private. We don t know when but based on his regimental number it was probably in August, no later than September 1914. One year later on the 4 August 1916 he was commissioned as a 2 nd Lieutenant on probation.
It was at this time that he changed Battalions to the 24 th London Regiment but the full name of this regiment is the 24 th London (The Queen s) Regiment. Hence the connection with the West Surrey Regiment who are officially The Queen s (Royal West Surrey) Regiment. The medal card also shows that he first went to France on the 19 March 1915 (age 35) making him eligible for the 1915 Star.
His first commission in August 1916 is not surprising allowing for the number of officer casualties from the start of the war and through 1915. He was promoted to Lieutenant on the 5 February 1918. We know from regimental records that the 24 th London Regiment saw action in both Messines and Cambrai in 1917 and Bapaume in 1918.
Charles Bruce survived the war and went on to marry Lily Leonard in 1928. In around 1930 they moved to Beddington where he died in February 1955. Additional information: 19/8/2015 thanks to @WW1geek_andy 1 for letting us know that the Bank of Montreal Roll of Honour 2 indicates that Charles Kerr Bruce was wounded twice.
Lieutenant C.K Bruce.
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Lieutenant Charles Kerr Bruce 24th London Regiment