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Old 02-09-2016, 02:57 AM   #21
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Here is the 2nd Battalion in 1938, Palestine. Though he has a rifle, is this man the Pipe Major? Note his dirk and four chevrons. Who would the PM have been in 1938?

The Pipe Major of the 2nd Bn of The Black Watch in 1938 was Robert Roy (born 1907 Glasgow, died 1960 Edinburgh). He was P/M of the Battalion 1937-1941 and 1941-1943 after John McNicol took over the position for a brief period during 1941.
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Old 02-09-2016, 10:56 AM   #22
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Those putties bring back memories.
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Old 02-10-2016, 09:20 AM   #23
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Richard, where did you get that picture from? Rob Roy was my mom's uncle and I'm very interested in any history on him I can find. That's such a great shot!

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Old 02-11-2016, 12:13 PM   #24
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Have you tried contacting the BW museum to see if they have a roster?

http://theblackwatch.co.uk/contact-us/
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Old 02-11-2016, 12:24 PM   #25
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Those putties bring back memories

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I like the rather long reed mandrel.
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Old 02-11-2016, 05:13 PM   #26
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The Pipe Major of the 2nd Bn of The Black Watch in 1938 was Robert Roy (born 1907 Glasgow, died 1960 Edinburgh). He was P/M of the Battalion 1937-1941 and 1941-1943 after John McNicol took over the position for a brief period during 1941.
I found this photo online, the man on the right "is thought to be Rob Roy"

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