Mme Yvette Corcoral

Carnoustie is twinned with the French town of Maule. It is with sadness that the branch learned of the death of Mme Yvette Corcoral, who was President of Souvenir Francais (the French equivalent of RBLS). Mme Corcoran was a heroine of the French Resistance during World War II.

 There are strong links between Carnoustie Legion and the people of Maule, and Mme Corcoral was a regular visitor to the local club, where members were proud to elect her as an honorary member. Mme Corcoral died on 1 March 2021 at the grand age of 103. Her indomitable spirit will be sadly missed by all who knew her. 



Donald Macdonald

Donald lived in the village of Darnick, Scottish Borders. He died peacefully at home at the age of 92. Originally from Larbert, he started his career in the Merchant Navy in 1944, before signing up for the Mounted Police in Palestine where he remained until 1948.

 Upon his return to Scotland, Donald trained as a mental health nurse during which time he met his future wife, Grace. In 1969 he became Director of Social Work for the local council, and was awarded an OBE in 1981 for services to social work. He was predeceased by his wife, and is survived by his son and two daughters.



George Catto

George sadly passed away on 6 February 2021 after a short illness. He was a loyal member of Legion Scotland, fully embodying the Legion motto of “Service Not Self”, having been involved in the New Deer & District branch and club for over 35 years. During this time he served as secretary, membership secretary, chairman and president.

 George was also active in the day to day running of the club, assisting anyone he could. He also organised many Armistice Parades and Drumhead Services and was unstinting in his support for Poppyscotland. Our thoughts are with his wife Rhona, and he will be sadly missed by all who knew him.