The Jocks

Barberton Raid – 2023

The annual Barberton raid took place over the weekend 29/9 – 1/10 2023. Jocks who attended were Spike Becker, Seán Culhane, Dewald Ras, Bob Prince, John Hopkins, Maurice Paoli, Colin Tame and Mike King. Support troops were Esté Becker, Carol-Ann Culhane, Brenda Ras, Beverley Hopkins, Romina Piperi and Jaquie Maroudas. The raid was meticulously planned […]

In memory of Trevor (Porky) Wright

ex RSM Trevor (Porky) Wright HC MMM JCD & Bar The Memorial Service will be held on: Friday 9th June, 12h00 St James Presbyterian Church 3 Oxford Rd, Bedford Gardens, Johannesburg [Map] The Wake will be held at The View 18 Ridge Road, Parktown, Johannesburg Dress code: Association dress, business attire, jacket and tie. Head […]

1992 Tattoo – Watch it here!

90th Anniversary of the Transvaal Scottish 1902 – 1992 It is 30 years since the celebrations of the 90th Anniversary since its inception in 1902. In the words of Veteran Trevor (Porky) Wright, current Chairman of The Transvaal Scottish Regimental Association “To celebrate the 90th birthday of the Transvaal Scottish Regiment, Major Tony Macquet, communications, […]

Coronation Message

Your Majesty King Charles III and Your Majesty Queen Camilla, On behalf of the Transvaal Scottish Regimental Association, I would like to extend our warmest congratulations on your coronation as the sovereigns of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth realms. We are deeply honoured and proud to have served under your gracious leadership and to […]

A Christmas Message from your Chairman

My dear fellow members of the amazingly ubiquitous family of the Transvaal Scottish Regiment and the exceptional friends that we have gained over the years. The Regiment may have ceased to exist, but we who served in it or are associated with The Jocks are wondrously empowered to carry on with the fine legacy that […]

The Operational Debut of Military Naval Wireless Telegraphy

The featured article, The Operational Debut of Military Naval Wireless Telegraphy, of this issue of Holistic History Monthly draws on the online presentation of the same name given on 25 September 2022. The rapid refinement and adoption of wireless electrical telegraphy in the late 1890s and early 1900s belies the idea that we live in […]