Sqn Ldr Jack Jarmy DFC

This long-time member of the Gatehouse branch has died at the age of 98. Jack joined the Royal Air at 18 years of age and volunteered for aircrew duties. After training in the UK and North America he was posted to Bomber Command. He completed 41 operations before World War Two came to an end.

 During a raid on Peenemünde, Jack stepped up to the astrodome of his aircraft, only to see  directly above him a Lancaster with its bomb doors open. He shouted “turn hard port”, and then watched as the Lancaster bomb load passed perilously close to his starboard wing.

 Jack retired from the RAF in 1977 and came to live in Gatehouse with his wife Joyce.



Alistair [Aldy] MacRae

A former chairman and life member of the Lochbroom branch, Aldy passed away peacefully on 13 January 2021 aged 90.

 He was an active member of the branch right up until his death. Supported for many years by his late wife Betty, Aldy co-ordinated the annual Remembrance service and Poppy collection for Ullapool and the surrounding communities as well as organising the annual senior citizens’ Christmas dinner, at which he was a humorous master of ceremonies.

 Aldy is greatly missed by all who knew him and we thank him for for his decades of support, service and friendship to Lochbroom branch and Legion Scotland.


Molly Clinton

Mrs Molly Clinton, a staunch supporter of the Moffat branch, has sadly passed. Molly was often seen coming to branch meetings on her scooter, although following a few falls she had to give up her transport. She was a lovely lady, in her nineties when she passed, and she will be much missed by all.



Thomas [Tommy] Wylie

A former member of the King’s Own Scottish Borderers, Tommy has sadly passed after a long illness. He supported the Moffat branch for many years and at one point was Parade Marshall. Tommy will be very much missed by all.



Martin Young

Lt Col (Ret) Martin Young (RMP) recently died in his care home after a long battle with illness.

 Martin was a great supporter of the Moffat branch and will be sadly missed.



William Finlay Blackley

William joined the Royal Navy Boys Service in 1956 then the Senior Service in 1958, sailing for the Persian Gulf for H-bomb testing.

 In 1960 he joined HMS Tiger, sailing for the Mediterranean and the Suez Canal conflict. In 1963 he joined HMS Zulu, built in Glasgow for nine months trials around the UK, followed by nine months in Europe. During this period he visited Poland and loved the reception the ship got. He retired from service in 1967.

 Latterly William enjoyed his role as minute secretary for the Newtongrange branch. He sadly passed away on 24 March 2021.