KOSB

AcronymDefinition
KOSBThe King's Own Scottish Borderers (a British Regiment)
KOSBKeep Our Scottish Battalions (UK)
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The 170-year-old hotel served as a makeshift nerve centre for the KOSB during the Battle of Arnhem, in the Netherlands, in 1944.
"We want him to be remembered as Arthur Roberts, not as a black soldier, but it was unusual to have a black soldier in the regiment then," The Scotsman quoted Ian Martin, from the KOSB Museum in Berwick-upon-Tweed, as saying.
As secretary of the King's Own Scottish Borderers (KOSB) Widows and Orphan Fund, 26-year-old Mary corresponded with the mothers and wives of men who lost their lives while serving with the regiment in battles including the Somme and Gallipoli.
The then teenage national servicemen of the KOSB - many from Dumfries and Galloway - had spent month after month fighting not only the tropical downpours, the heat and humidity, the deadly insects and debilitating illnesses but also the unseen enemy who could have them in their sights at any moment.
Three Scottish regiments went to fight in Korea: the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, King's Own Scottish Borderers (KOSB) and the Black Watch.
It's believed the remains of a single KOSB soldier lie buried somewhere in the grounds of the hotel - which is set to be demolished and turned into a nursing home.
It states: "7th KOSB became glider-borne troops with the 1st Airborne Division and in September 1944 they were flown into the dropping zones at Arnhem where, surrounded by an enemy force superior in numbers and equipped with tanks, they fought a gallant but ultimately futile action.
Berwick emerged victorious from a skirmish with rival Edinburgh to become the permanent home of the prized flag of the King's Own Scottish Borderers (KOSB).
Ballabrook evidently relishes a quick surface and he can kick off McCain's brace by notching a third win on the bounce in the KOSB Novices' Handicap Chase.
He joined his regiment, the King's Own Scottish Borderers (KOSB) in Hong Kong, but had little time to enjoy the delights of that colony as 1KOSB soon went to Korea to join the King's Shropshire Light Infantry and 3rd Royal Australian Regiment in 28 Commonwealth Brigade.