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TSA 2011

Catto Drum
In November 2010, Yves Holbecq, Pipe Major of the Somme Battlefield Pipe Band contacted the President of the Tyneside Scottish Association, Colonel AAE Glenton , about a drum that was found by a French gentlemen during the retreat to Dunkirk in 1940. It was hidden from the Germans and forgotten about until rediscovered in 2010. The drum is dedicated to Lt WB Catto, a Tyneside Scottish Officer killed in action at Armentieres 11th September 1916, and is believed to have belonged to the 1st Battalion Tyneside Scottish pipe band (WW2 era).
Lee Byers and Ian Jones met with Yves when they visited the Somme with the Northumberland Volunteer Artilley Association (NVAA).
The TSA are planning a ceremony at the grave of 2/Lt Catto where Yves will present the drum back to the Tyneside Scottish.

Remembrance Sunday Newcastle 2011

TSA Members Wreath Layers

Alan Boxall Royal Tank Regiment Association

Peter Dodds Tyneside Scottish Association

Ian Jones Northumberland Volunteer Artillery Associaton





Saturday 19th November 2011

The inaugral Tyneside Scottish Assocaition Dinner was held at the Kingston Park TA Centre by kind permission of the Battery Commander 204 (Tyneside Scottish) Battery RA (V).

Guest of honour was Colonel David Middleton, Colonel TA and Commandant Northumbria ACF, a former Battery Commander.

Entertained by the Tyneside Scottish Pipes and Drums, catreing from John Davidson-Hayton, and with many TSA members and guests present, an excellent eveing was had by all.

President of the Association, Colonel AAE Glenton, gave a speach otlining the story of thr Tyneside Scottish side drum, and the Associations plans for Operation Drum.