Category Archives: Second World War

Object Advent Calendar Day 4

Silver tankard presented to Captain Stuart-Hamilton The object we offer today for your delectation is a silver tankard presented to Captain Stuart-Hamilton by his fellow officers of the 5th Battalion Black Watch on 14th February 1944. Captain Stuart-Hamilton was given … Continue reading

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Object Advent Calendar Day 3

Iron Cross, First Class, acquired by Major Jardine-Patterson One of the delights of working in a Regimental Museum is the unusual items that one comes across when cataloguing the collection. In this case it is an Iron Cross, First Class, … Continue reading

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On This Day: 8th May 1945

On this day 70 years ago Victory in Europe Day was celebrated, which signified the end of the Second World War in Europe. This day marked the formal acceptance by the Allies of Nazi Germany’s unconditional surrender of its armed … Continue reading

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On This Day: 23 March 1945

Operation Plunder was the combined British American and Canadian crossing of the Rhine planned to commence on the night of 23rd March 1945. The British 2nd Army and the American 9th Army, both operating under Sir Bernard Montgomery as part … Continue reading

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On This Day: 12 March 1945

On this day 70 years ago in 1945 The Black Watch was part of preparations to cross the Rhine in the final stages of the Second World War. The attached extract from the War Diary details the actions of the … Continue reading

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