Battle of Flodden is commemorated

Coldstream 1513 Club made their annual pilgrimage to Flodden war memorial on Friday, to mark the 503rd anniversary of the battle.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 15 September, 2016, 13:47
Flodden 1513 Club commemorate the Battle of Flodden

The standard bearer was John Abercrombie and the Borderers’ Return banner was carried by Lawrence Marshall, of Hawick.

Dedications to the Border Men Who Fell and King James IV were carried out respectively by Eric Hislop and Peter Scott, both of the Selkirk Ex-Standard Bearers’ Association.

The Battle of Flodden, which took place on September 9, 1513, near Branxton, was the largest to be fought between England and Scotland and resulted in a decisive English victory.

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Scotland lost its king and most of its noblemen.

On Saturday evening the annual Flodden 1513 Club commemorative dinner was held in the British Legion.

On Sunday, a memorial church service was held at Branxton with the service conducted by Rev Rob Kelsey and a wreath laid at the monument on Piper’s Hill.