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Dec 9

Headmaster to retire -

Mr Dickie who has been headmaster at Buckie High School

for over 17 years is to retire at Easter 1966.

A Coffee Afternoon - ran by Buckie Old People's Welfare Committee will take place in the Town House Hall on Wed 15 December. At 2.30 p.m. Ticket 2/-

Beat group take decision to split up decision to do this has given a chance

-

of

The Jacobeat beat group have split up.

The

fame

and

fortune

to

the

Buckie

group

known

as

the

Bambies

who

are

now

taking

on

the

name

of

The

New

Jacobeats.

A

semi

professional group at the moment they

expect to go professional some time in the New

Year. Besides taking

over their name they are also to use the Jackobeats gimmick being all

dressed in kilts apart from the vocalist.

Members of the group Campbell, 15, Cooper

are - Brian Davidson, 16, 9 Bruce Avenue, bass guitarist. George Street, rhythm guitar. David Simpson, 17, Clochan, led guitarist

and Graham Falconer, 18, 2 cooper Street, drummer. William Street.

The vocalist is Frank hay, 17 of 3

With the split up of the Jacobeats their drummer, Ian Young has taken on a new job as

road manager for Johnny and The Copycats who are meantime in Germany. stand in as drummer should rob Lawson fall ill at any time.

He may

Vocalists, Terry Russell and Deirdre Cameron may play dates with the New Jacobeats for

the next two Jacobeats.

months

and

the

billing

may

read,

Terry

and

Deirdre

and

The

New

The Rovers beat Dunfermline Jubilee by three clear goals.

Derek Walker was the

key man.

Dec 16New council treasurer

  • -

    Co Alex J. Murray who entered B.T.C. two years ago

has

been appointed the new Treasurer of the burgh.

He agreed to take on the post only

until the next election.

Relic of Banffshire Volunteers -

A brass oval shoulder belt plate

has come into

possession of Councillor Wm. Moffatt, Findochty . The badge was part of the uniform

soldier

volunteers

known

as

the

Banff

and

Banffshire

Volunteers

who

were

of in

existence between 1795 and 1810. When the Local Militia Act replaced the

Volunteer Act officers of the Banff Volunteers

joined the Banff Local Militia The Duke of York's Own Banffshire Regiment was raised

by a Colonel Hay on July 26

1798 and disbanded in 1802 . Their uniform consisted of trews and a highland bonnet

All these

units, like others around the coasts of

Britain were raised

during

the

'Napoleonic Scare' when Britain

was then expecting

an invasion from France.

In

1798

there was a

1st

battalion

of Banffshire

Volunteers consisting

of five companies,

Banff (Trades) raised in 16 Dec. 1794; Banff (council) raised 2 Feb. 1797; Banff (Infantry)

(Artillery) raised 9 March 1795; raised 3 May 1797 and another

Banff Banff

(Artillery) raised in 1798. There was also an Enzie battalion raised in 198 that comprised four companies.

In 1801 the Colonel was the Earl of Fife and two battalions are still listed.

The 1803 returns show the 1st battalion with five officer, five Captains, 18 subalterns and four staff men, three field officers, six captains, 18 subalterns

companies of

80 men with

officers.

The

2nd battalion

and

three

staff

officers.

one had

field fifty

The uniform breeches. Another unit

consisted

of

red

coats

with

gold

known as the Loyal Banff Volunteer

lace, blue collars

Infantry was also

and cuffs and white

in existence but this

was an independent

dressed,

however,

the

unit ,

same

which as the

took no pay and other two official

clothed themselves. battalions and existed

They were from about

1803 until disbanded two years later. The brass shoulder plate shows Banffshire as two separate words and the crown centre of the 18 pointed star is George III Mr Moffatt is a member of the Military Historical Society of London and Canada A full report is give on page 1

in

the

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