Duties of a Soldier

Private                     Infantryman  ”D” Coy (Peebles Company), 8th (TA) Bn The Royal                                Scots (The Royal Regiment), enlisted May 1939.

War-time

Private                     Signaller  “HQ” Coy, 8 RS (mobilised on 1st September 1939 for
                               the duration of  the Second World War).

Lance-Corporal         Signal Pl, 8 RS.

Corporal                   Signal Pl, 8 RS.

Corporal                   Battalion Training Cadre attached RAF Bomber  Command,
                               Waterbeach,  Cambridge (instruct first echelons RAF Regiment).

Officer Cadet            163 Officer Cadet Training Unit.

Second-Lieutenant    Platoon Training Officer, RS Company, 9th (Holding) Bn KOSB.

Second-Lieutenant    Signals Officer, 9 KOSB.

Lieutenant                Understudy Signals Officer, 7th/9th (Highrs) Bn RS.

Lieutenant                OC 18 Platoon, 7/9 RS.

Lieutenant, Captain   Intelligence Officer, 7/9 RS.

Captain                    Wounded, Heinsberg (Germany), evacuated Field Hospital
                               then General Military Hospital (Brussels), air ambulance and 
                               ambulance train to Ministry Pensions Hospital (Malvern, Worcs.)

Captain                    Holding Battalion, Redford Barracks, Edinburgh.

Captain                    Scottish Command, OC Advance Party establish Transit Camp,
                               Duddingston, Edinburgh, for troops onwards to Norway.

Captain                    Signals Officer, 7th/9th RS (Magdeburg, Germany).

Captain                    Adjutant, 7th/9th RS (Germany).

Captain                    War-time Battalion placed in suspended animation; returned
                               The Colours to Glencorse Barracks (Penicuik); posted All Ranks
                               and with Quartermaster returned Arms, Equipment, Transport.

Captain                    Staff Captain, General Headquarters 2nd Echelon, 21st Army.

Captain                    Demobilised 22nd March 1947 (Honorary Rank of Captain).

 

Post-War Service

Lieutenant, Captain  Signals Officer, 7th/9th (TA) RS  (1947).

Major                     OC “HQ” Company and Signals Officer, 7th/9th (TA) RS.

Major                     OC “D” Company, 7th/9th (TA) RS.

Major                     Battalion Second-in-Command, 7th/9th (TA) RS.

Major                     Retired from the Territorial Army (Honorary Rank of Major).

Deputy Lieutenant  County of the West Midlands 1975, Supplementary List 1996—.

 

                   TA Decoration 1953

                   Commander, Order of Merit, Italian Republic 1973

                   Commander, Order of the British Empire 1977

 

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