Ian Swan

Ian Swan was a member of Bathgate branch and club and worked tirelessly collecting for Poppyscotland. Unfortunately, due to ill health, he was unable to assist this year. Ian will be sorely missed by all.



David [Davy] Bews

Davy was called to do his National Service with the Royal Air Force from August 1955 to September 1957. Afterwards he was a long-serving member of the Kirkwall branch and a member of the committee. He served as vice-chairman for a time and was also a member of the Branch Colour party.

Davy sadly passed away on 12th September, aged 85 years. He is survived by his wife Mary and sons Kevin and Alan. He will be greatly missed.



Robert Totten Alexander

Born in September 1945, Robert served with the Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) from 1963 to 1969. He passed away in May 2020 and will be much missed by all.


Robert Harrison

Robert Harrison was born in 1934 and served with the Royal Engineers between 1954 and 1956. He passed away in March 2020 and will be sadly missed.


Frank Taylor

Frank was born in 1936. He joined the Royal Navy and was a chief petty officer. He also served with the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserves on HMS Graham. Frank passed away in August 2020 and will be missed by all who knew him.


James Milne

James was a member of the Royal British Legion Scotland for over 50 years. Born in 1933, he passed away in May 2020. During National Service he served in Aden and Korea with the Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders. Sincere condolences go to his wife Sheila. 



Rodney Windsor CBE DL

Rodney was born in Surrey in 1925. He joined the Army in 1943 and served in the Royal Armoured Corp before moving on to The Queens Bays. In 1953, Rodney left the Army and moved with his wife Deirdre to Ireland. The family then relocated to the Turriff area in 1971 – the year Rodney was also awarded the CBE (Military).

Rodney was an active member of the Royal British Legion Scotland in Aberdeenshire and took the Remembrance Day salute in Turriff for many years. He passed away peacefully on 21 October and will be well remembered by all.

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