9TH ROYAL SCOTS

CAPTAIN A. A. GORDON

AND  

THE 9TH ROYAL SCOTS (THE DANDY NINTH)

EDINBURGH'S KILTED BATTALION.

Grand Quartier-Général de l'Armie Belge

March 27, 1915


Sir, - In connection with my duties here I had to go a considerable distance south by a car yesterday and decided to try and find my old battalion, the 9th (Highlanders) Royal Scots. At 3.30 P.M. I reached the old Flemish town of (censored), where I had often been during the past five months, and almost the first thing to greet my eye was the Hunting Stewart tartan. On inquiry, I learnt that the above battalion and the 9th Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders had just moved in. After a considerable search, I found the headquarters, where I received a warm welcome. The many relatives and friends of Edinburgh's kilted battalion may be glad to learn that both officers and men were all well, although as worn out, to all appearance, as any battalion that had been abroad from earlier times. It was quite evident that the Ninth will give a good account of itself when the occasion demands -


I am, &c., A. A. Gordon, Major.

Courier du Roi des Belges.