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Beating Retreat and Waterloo Dinner

15/06/2018 7pm for 7.30pm

Published By Members Admin on 16/03/2018

Beating Retreat and Waterloo Dinner

Friday 15th June 2018, 6.00pm for 7.00pm £40

On Friday 15th June the Club will be hosting a dinner to mark the anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo.
The Battle of Waterloo was a significant event in the distinguished history of the Royal Scots. Our guest
speaker, Major General Bob Bruce CBE DSO will describe the strategic significance of the battle and the part played by both the Royal Scots and the other Scottish regiments that took part in the battle. Major General Bruce was commissioned into the Royal Scots in 1987. His early service was spent in Germany and Scotland and on operations in Northern Ireland and the Gulf. He was the last Commanding Officer of the Royal Scots, having taken over on operations in Iraq. He led the merger of 1RS and 1KOSB to form 1SCOTS in 2006 and then commanded the new battalion on operations in Iraq in 2007/8. For his leadership on operations, he was awarded the DSO in 2013 and was made CBE in 2016. In June 2017 Major General Bruce assumed the posts of Military Secretary and General Officer Scotland. The evening will commence with a drinks reception, followed by a Beating Retreat, which is to take place outside the Club on Abercromby Place led by 1SCOTS Pipes and Drums. After the Beating Retreat guests will return to the Club for dinner.

The Waterloo Dinner is a black tie event. Mess kit and decorations can be worn where appropriate.To book a place, please contact Lauren in the Office on 0131 525 6157.

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