Tag Archives: Remembrance

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PROFESSOR NORMAN DRUMMOND DELIVERS THE MOUNTBATTEN LECTURE 2016 AT EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY

Chair of the Scottish Commemorations Panel, Professor Norman Drummond CBE FRSE, was honoured to deliver The University of Edinburgh’s Mountbatten Lecture 2016 in April. Each year, an expert on defence-related matters is invited to speak to staff, students and the wider public, with previous speakers including astronaut Neil Armstrong and NATO Secretary General Lord Robertson. A transcript of Professor Drummond’s address follows.

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crowds gathered to pay their respects today in edinburgh at the 100 anniversary to the quintinshill rail disaster, the event was attended by HRH Princes Royal and scotland's first minister Nicola Sturgeon as well as decendants of the royal scots soldiers who lost their lives in the distater.   
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QUINTINSHILL RAIL DISASTER COMMEMORATED IN LEITH

Hundreds of people in Edinburgh and Leith remembered one of the biggest tragedies to hit their community today, as they held a service and parade to commemorate 100 years since 216 soldiers from the 1/7 (Leith) Battalion The Royal Scots (The Royal Regiment) were killed in the UK’s worst rail disaster at Quintinshill Siding, near Gretna.

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