2019 Reunion

Another great evening of renewing friendships, reliving our youth was had on Friday 1st of March in Whiteinch.

This was the 69th Annual Reunion of the Ex Members Association.

The attendees numbered in the mid forties, enjoyed an evening of laughter and chat.

Alistair Hunter entertained the assembled, with great stories of his professional goalkeeping career with Kilmarnock, Celtic, Motherwell and Scotland.

It was great to see Ex Members travelling from places as far afield as Manchester, Sittingbourne, Bury, Carlisle, Inverness & Oban to name a few.

Here’s looking forward to the 70th next year.

Sure and Stedfast

(as we used to spell it!)

69th Annual Reunion 2019

As I’m sure you are all aware, all invites have been emailed and posted so you should have yours?

Thank you to all who have kindly replied.

There are still a number of regulars who have not replied yet.

If you have not replied could you please do so by Thursday 21st as requested.

This will allow us to confirm with the caterer more accurate numbers.

Many Thanks


John MacLennan

Sorry to inform you that I have received news that John MacLennan passed away yesterday evening 7th February 2019.

John or “Jocky” as he was known, was a well kent face among the pipe band world and had attended a few of the reunions in recent years.

I’m sure you will join me in sending our condolences to his wife Liz and all of the MacLennan family.

The MacLennan boys.

(Gus, John, Finlay and Donald Ian.)

I will intimate the funeral details once they are known.

John McKinlay

I received an email from John McKinlay’s niece Irene, thanking us for the Christmas card.

Unfortunately she advises that John passed away on the 16th August.

John was ages with my dad so would be about 91/92 years old.

I believe John was an officer (if not a Captain) of the 108 after his service in the 214.

You may remember that his brother Hugh passed away in April, so it’s been a sad year for the whole family.

We send on our condolences at this festive time.

BB Members awarded the Victoria Cross and George Cross

Find attached a link to BB former members page, showing an interesting page about BB Ex Members that received the Victoria Cross or George Cross.

Click here to go to the link.

Interesting to see that many were awarded to Scots.

The first one awarded during the 2nd World War was to an Ex member of the 237th Glasgow, St Davids Parish Church in Knightswood.

One of our local rivals.

Argentina not quite 214 Style

Joe Noble continued his South America tour and travelled into Argentina.

He thought the guys would be interested to see what was being carried in front of one the many bands.

This was during a fiesta in a remote village in northern Argentina called Tilcara.

‘I’m sure that they’re not attached to the B.B. but our emblem is still there.

Sure and Stedfast!’

Check out the bass drummer in the band photo.

Joe said ‘He gave it laldy but give me Dougie Law any time!’

Many thanks to Joe for his efforts in keeping the 214 name out there.