Once again the Branch Members came out in force to help SSAFA - GLASGOW BRANCH raise much needed funds in Glasgow Central Station for our Veterans Community.

A nice gesture was made by Major (Rtd) Agness (Una) Smith B.E.M. presenting the Branch Members with a Certificate of appreciation which will adore our Airborne Wall with pride.

Well done blokes YOU are a credit to the Branch and Cap Badge.





Once again Glasgow and West of Scotland Branch P.R.A. held its annual VETS parade in bright sunshine with the support of a number of Vets associations including the VIP,'s in attendance which seems to get bigger each year.  BIG thanks to you all especially Col Bob Steele, Rev Sandy Fraser, Father Frank and Ballie Malcolm Balfour for their commitment to the Regiment.

Last but not least another BIGGER thanks to branch member Mr Ricky Nugent who at the very last minute volunteered to carry the Branch Standard.  All should note Ricky has kindly volunteered to become the official branch standard bearer which we welcome with open arms.  Well done Ricky and the members of our Branch who once again acted as Marshalls without hesitation- your all a credit to our cap badge!!!

On another note the Raffle in the Lincoln raised £389 for the Beatson Cancer Charity and the Branch donated £500 to SSAFA - Forces Help Glasgow Branch and Erkine Hospital.

Long may it continue

You can view the images from the day by clicking here.


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"Digging In" project last week in Pollok Park and all the photos of those that took part thanking especially Bill Degnan, Bill O'Neill, Ralph Murphy and a friend of the Veterans from here in Knightswood Mr. Gary Clayton.

Well done lads your a credit to the Branch and this deer Green place of ours -GLASGOW!! 







Help requested!!

The project team ask if any of our Branch members would HELP fill sandbags next Monday and Tuesday 19/20 February between 10am and 3pm.  1 hour even would be great.

Reason as you can see in the pictures is the damage caused by the recent bad weather.

They hope to repair the site for their 1st open day on 25th Feb.

If you can manage please contact Branch Secretary on 07876025911 for more details.  Please note numbers need to be passed onto the project team for safety purposes.

3 already have signed up.


Children's Charity Update

On Wednesday 24th JANUARY 2018 branch loyal member Mr. Colin O'Donnell presented the Children's Charity representative JULIA with an additional £100 to add to the sum already given recently.

A BIG Thanks to Denis Mc Cormick our head of fundraising who gave it to Colin to do the honours.  This money was a birthday present to Denis from a dear friend.

A thanks to Colin for taking the time out from his job in the hospital to represent the members on this occassion.



Poppy Scotland 2017

Once again well done to all that made an effort for the Poppy Scotland 2017 appeal in Glasgow Central Station - Frank Cameron, Denis Mc Cormick, Andy Nisbett, Robert Finnie, Bill Degnan, Gordon Bonar, Davie Panayotou and Bill O'Neil to name but a few.

A special thanks to Robert Cowan, Pat Reid and Bob Esplin for managing the MORRISONS collection on behalf of the Branch.



Glasgow Children's Hospital Dance & Denis' 70th

On Saturday 16th December the branch hosted a fundraiser for Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity combined with a Xmas dance and Mr Denis Mc Cormicks 70th Birthday celebrations.

The night was well supported and a special thanks to Denis and Peter Keenan for advertising the event which many of their friends attended.

In total all raised £1716.75 for the Neurology Ward at the Hospital so a BIG thank you for participating for a very worthy cause.

You can view the images here.

Sunday 5th November Meeting - CANCELLED

Dear All

Due to the following commitments the Trustees have came to the decision it is in the best interest of the Branch members that we cancel the Branch meeting set for Sunday 5th November 2017:


1.  2017 Poppy Appeal from 28th October till 8th November

2.  Branch Chairman Peter Morrison's 60th Birthday party in Wood St on Saturday 4th November commencing at 7:30pm which you are ALL, including wives etc invited to attend (dress smart casual - raising funds for Cancer Charity))

3. 2 Armistice parades in Glasgow Central Station on Saturday 11th November and George Square the following day - again members are all welcome to attend.  (If you require details of these 2 events do get in touch with me on 07876025911)

Therefore the next Branch meeting will be on Sunday 10th December - A.G.M. - commencing at 12:30pm for the Trustees and !:30pm for the Branch Members ONLY!! (Including invited guests from the Lothian Branch)


*Whitevale Bowling Club - 235 Whitehill Street - Dennistoun - G31 2EH.

The Club opens at 11-30am / Dress Collar and Tie

Appreciate if you could all pass this info onto others.




Having been given a SSAFA 2016 Ride to the Somme cycling top by our Chairman Peter Morrison I researched the story behind it.


The findings left me in awe and on that note David Coyle my supervisor in the Glasgow School of Art joined me in signing up for this year's event. ( We had to pay £100 each for the privilege )


I will let the pictures tell the story but have to say a big thanks to all my sponsors ie: Mrs Catherine O' Neil the Glasgow Central Station Support Assistant for giving permission to set up a static bike in the station twice to help raise a pledge you had to sign up to of raising £1400.  Over £2000 was raised not counting donations from the Branch and Members including family and friends.


Mark Green -  Virgin Rail Manager Glasgow Central Station for providing both us with 2 free first class tickets to London and back.


Colonel David Steele MBE ( our Vice President) and his wife Sarah for their hospitality on our journey to the Imperial War Museum having gained both of us permission to live in Her Majesties The Queen Elizabeths Windsor Castle Horse Stables accomadation and on the way back Wellington Barracks the Guards Barracks.  What a privilege!!


Colonel Bob Steele and his wife Dr Joyce for all their time and effort keeping us focused on the task ahead .


Last but not least thanks to the Chairman, Trustees and Members of the Branch, including all those that sponsored us for their loyal support.


We put in the miles but all of you gave us the fuel to complete the task.  For that we thank you from the bottom of our Hearts as we were part of a very humbling experience.


God Bless

You can view the photos here.

Clay Pigeon Shooting

Thanks to the members, family and friends for supporting our annual shoot raising much needed funds for  the Highland Light Infantry Association here in Glasgow. 

We had reps from Milnbank Housing Association join us too and they had a great time, as did all in attendance.

Believe it or not Denis Mc Cormicks grandson CALLUM- aged 12 years came top YOUNG gun and actually won the main trophy  outright.  What an achievement for a lad his age!!

Thanks to George  and Irene Boothby for donating the Medals for the team winners and runners up, top Female and Young Gun.  Both OUR kind of PEOPLE!

Lastly thanks to our Chairman - Peter Morrison for the use of 1282 Social club free of charge.  The  curry scoff that was served by excellant staff is second to none - thanks LORNA.

Have a look at the photos from the day here. 


1.  Note can collection for the branch dated 24th June on your cards now cancelled and will take place Tuesday 4th July 8am onwards

2.  Volunteers required can collection Central Station for the RHF appeal Saturday 1st July 8am onwards

3.  Armed Forces Day Glasgow - Saturday 24th June 17.  There is no parade but the Branch members have been invited to a reception in the City Chambers at 12.30.

Ticket event so if you wish to attend contact the Branch Secretary before 11th June.  Dress as per parade fashion and please meet outside the Chambers at 12.15.  Bring your wife if you wish.