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Forum: Music 04-05-2014, 12:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,064
Posted By Sandy Henderson
Re: WW! Music Recital Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders

Good to hear from you Hamish. I will PM you.
Forum: Music 04-03-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,064
Posted By Sandy Henderson
WW! Music Recital Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders

On Saturday 29 March I had the pleasure of attending the first Recital of five celebrating the Pipe Music of The Great War. It was a very personal occasion as it featured the music of my Great Uncle,...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-17-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,270
Posted By Sandy Henderson
Re: eBay "Suit Kilt" offer

An amusing and informative thread. The only time I ever wore a kilt was without a sporran was in the Argyll's in early 60's (that's 1960's :grin:) Drill Order was kilt, drab hoes, putties and...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-17-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 699
Posted By Sandy Henderson
Re: Let's not forget

Thanks for posting. 2nd Bn RR of S are of course the Royal Highland Fusiliers who in the late 50's came into being with an amalgamation of the Royal Scots Fusiliers and the Highland Light Infantry. ...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-18-2013, 02:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,636
Posted By Sandy Henderson
Re: Sunday BBC WPBC Stream

Well having cheated and watched the Final on stream this afternoon I thought it was a fantastic advert for Grade 1. Although I think on form you could have picked the top 6 I thought that the final...
Forum: Beer Tent 01-28-2013, 08:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,818
Posted By Sandy Henderson
Re: Cowal withdraws "major" status

Wills the Pipe Band contest is not the Games. For the local economy the event starts on the Thursday with Highland Dancing which goes on for 3 days culminating in the World Championships. Very many...
Forum: Beer Tent 01-27-2013, 02:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,818
Posted By Sandy Henderson
Re: Cowal withdraws "major" status

Wulls there has always been an element in the RSPBA that wanted to find fault with Cowal. Not withstanding that, the attendance of up to 130 bands with the ever increasing numbers of pipers and...
Forum: Beer Tent 01-25-2013, 06:14 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,818
Posted By Sandy Henderson
Re: Cowal withdraws "major" status

Can I just put the record straight on how this came about.
Report from the local papers Website:

COWAL Highland Gathering will, after this year, no longer host a ‘major’ pipe band competition.
...
Forum: Your Announcements 02-23-2012, 02:24 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 478
Posted By Sandy Henderson
Celebrating 125 years of Piping and Drumming

This year Wallacestone and District Pipe Band Celebrates the 125th Anniversary of its Formation.
I'm sure there will be much debate about their claim to be the oldest, continually operating,...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 09-29-2011, 04:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,835
Posted By Sandy Henderson
Re: Who have performed as the lone piper at the Edinburgh Military Tattoo?

My Brother, then, Cpl Jimmy (Jim) Henderson, A and SH was Lone Piper just after George Stoddart in probably 1962 after completing the first PM's Course under Capt John MacLellan. My recolection of...
Forum: Music 09-29-2011, 03:49 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 10,809
Posted By Sandy Henderson
Re: Tough 2/4 marches

When I was a young Argyll NCO in Singapore in the mid 60s I became fully aware of Long Revellie.
My older brother was one of the Pipe Cpls in the band and the band decided it would be a great joke...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 09-18-2011, 10:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,290
Posted By Sandy Henderson
Re: Pipes & Drums The Yorkshire Regiment ?

I read somewhere that this was a typo error and should have been Fifes and Drums.:grin: Formerly the Greenhowards they are currently in Cyprus and Operational Reserve for Afganistan.
Forum: Music 09-16-2011, 02:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,196
Posted By Sandy Henderson
The Power of the Bob Dunsire Forum

Way back in July 2004 following a discussion on this Forum over the Music of John McLellan DCM of Dunoon I received an PM from Kenton Smith which led to contact by email and snailmail with Dale Brown...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-29-2011, 12:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,388
Posted By Sandy Henderson
Re: Copyrighted tunes?

While agreeing that you should dispute this I am a little uneasy that the idea that posting anything on Youtube, or anywhere else, somehow does not warrent consideration to the copyright holder.?:(
Forum: In Memoriam 08-29-2011, 11:34 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 29,579
Posted By Sandy Henderson
Re: Alasdair Gillies

I have been missing from the Forum for a couple of years.

On Thursday, last week I was in my native Dunoon for the Cowal Gathering. I heard from one of his contemporaries that things were not so...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-26-2008, 04:39 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,246
Posted By Sandy Henderson
Re: Lefthanded pipers

I confess to being a poor father. When my daughter started playing almost 15 years ago I took no notice of her being left handed. Must admit I did not even think of it. Result left handed piper...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-26-2008, 04:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,069
Posted By Sandy Henderson
Re: Does Piping Cause or Attract Insantiy?

I think the vote has been rigged. Could or should there not have been a third question? That is that pipers just might be sane?
Forum: Beer Tent 05-26-2008, 04:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,139
Posted By Sandy Henderson
Re: "White Hose Era" officially over?

I've converted to the 40 shades of green. Well actually Lovet Hose and a very fetching Dark Green. Have no white ones left. Rather boringly I still wear red flashes in regimental style.
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 02-22-2008, 06:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,321
Posted By Sandy Henderson
Re: George MacDonald Fraser

I often read again these two so funny books on holiday. Although I must know the text of both almost by heart I still after 30 years and probably reading them every second year giggle and snort with...
Forum: Beer Tent Archive 01-11-2008, 04:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,288
Posted By Sandy Henderson
Re: Virginia Military Institute

Very interesting thread. I have enjoyed the comments. As for the Edinburgh Tattoo the VMI marching band would be a great hit.
Forum: Photo and Video Gallery 01-11-2008, 04:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,270
Posted By Sandy Henderson
Re: Photo: Black Watch in Babylon

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Definitely the A & S Highlanders. In addition to the red/white dicing on the drummer's Glen (the Black Watch has Red/white/black dicing
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Belatedly! The Watch Drummers would have...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 01-07-2008, 12:38 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,119
Posted By Sandy Henderson
Re: Wearing Your Father's Decorations?

So, each according to his own customs and habits!
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I think that sort of settles it. I have copies of my fathers WW11 medals because I'm afraid the originals were...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 01-07-2008, 12:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 715
Posted By Sandy Henderson
Re: Royal Regiment Duty Tunes

Up to now the Battallions within the Super Regiment will I assume keep what they have. (ie 5th Bn A and SH will continue to have two, highland laddie and The Campbell's are comming) It is some time...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 12-17-2007, 03:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,023
Posted By Sandy Henderson
Re: Videos of the disbanding of The Cameronians, 1968

Hi John,

Arthur Farrel is just to the right of PM Robson (Who has his back to us) I spotted him right away he is the piper 'head shot' on the right. I've often seen Arthur over the last 15...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 12-16-2007, 07:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,023
Posted By Sandy Henderson
Re: Videos of the disbanding of The Cameronians, 1968

John I think you are right, Pud is the Piper on the extreem left. I last saw him at the Argyll's Borneo Reunion in Oct 2005.He was not looking his age the swine.
I did not see him at the Aden...
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