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    Pipe Major John Kent, Black Watch

    On 26 July 1952 the Fifeshire Advertiser reported that the Burntisland & District Pipe Band had a new Pipe Major: John Kent, who was a former Pipe Major in the Black Watch.
    I would like to know when (year from-to) he was a Pipe Major in the Regiment and which Battalion(s).
    Can someone help me? Thanks.
    Aad

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    Hi Aad,

    Wiki has a list of the Pipe Majors and John Kent is not one of them.

    The page says from 1949 - 1960 it was Pipe Major Jock Smith.

    I looked through the Red Hackle magazines from 1930 to 1956 minus WW2 years and there is a Pipe Major Smith mentioned with the earliest being 1932 and the last being 1937. This was the 2nd Battalion.

    The January 1938 Edition mentions that the P/M is R Roy

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    Chalky,
    That is correct: I have on my list for the 2nd Bn Charles H. Smith 1931-1937 then Robert Roy 1937-1941 and again 1941-1943.
    I am interested in seeing that wiki page with a list of the Pipe Majors but can not find it; could you give me the link?
    John Kent has probably been a P/M in the T.A.
    Thanks
    Aad

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    Hi Aad,

    The Wiki page I referred to was on the Burntisland and District Pipe Band

    I saw someone asking about PM Smith on the Bob Dunsire forum. I am not a member so could you pass this on.

    Not good quality as it is reproduced from the 1933 Red Hackle.

    PM Smith.jpg

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