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104th Anniversary of the First Day of Battle of the Somme

Please see a historic update on a Friendship Agreement between Edinburgh and Contalmaison Friendship Agreement Sadly we are not in France this year for the 1st July ceremony of remembrance but we have not forgotten – 1 July 2020 – Part 2

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Remembering Lt Col. Gary Tait MBE

Remembering Lt Col Gary Tait MBE On this day we mark with great sadness the anniversary of the passing of our friend, Lt Col Gary Tait MBE, former Chairman of McCrae’s Battalion Trust, an irreplaceable loss. Gary’s distinguished career and consummate abilities were almost eclipsed by his […]

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St Cuthberts VE Day Commemoration

St Cuthbert’s Church VE Day Commemoration McCrae’s Battalion Trust would like to share the Dedication of WWII Roll of Honour book and Commemoration of 75th Anniversary of VE Day performed by Rev Peter Sutton of St Cuthberts Church, who is also the Padre of McCrae’s Battalion Trust.

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McCrae’s Battalion Trust – Cancellation of 2020 Pilgrimage to Contalmaison

CONTALMAISON 2019 PILGRIMAGE – CANCELLED We are all aware of the ongoing and rapidly changing Corona Virus situation, in the interest of everyone’s health and well-being MBT has reluctantly decided that it would not be appropriate to go ahead with this years pilgrimage to France. For all […]

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Memorial Bench Fundraising Update

Memorial Bench Fundraising Update McCrae’s Battalion Trust launched a crowd funding page on Sunday 22nd February 2020, with the aim of raising £2000 towards a wooden bench and transportation to Contalmaison, France, in memory of Lt Col Gary Tait MBE and Patricia Leroy. We were absolutely overwhelmed […]

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Memorial Bench Crowdfunding

Memorial Bench Crowdfunding McCrae’s Battalion Trust has launched a crowdfunding page to raise money for a wooden bench to be made and delivered to Contalmaison for our July 1st pilgrimage, as a commemorative memorial for former Trust Chairman Lt Col Gary Tait MBE and Patricia Leroy, former […]

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2020 Contalmaison Pilgrimage Details

Please find details of the 2020 Contalmaison Pilgrimage at:

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Introducing New Chairman for McCrae’s Battalion Trust

Introducing New Chairman for McCrae’s Battalion Trust Following on from the Trust’s 2019 AGM earlier this evening, we would like for formally introduce Craig Herbertson as the new Chairman of McCrae’s Battalion Trust. Craig takes on the role as Chairman after the sad passing of previous Chairman, […]

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AGM 2019 Calling Notice

McCrae’s Battalion Trust AGM 2019 Here are the details for our AGM: 89 E Claremont St, Edinburgh EH7 4HU – 18.30hrs for commencement at 19.00hrs on Friday 17 January 2020 Agenda  1.   Welcome and apologies   2.   Key Achievements 2019 3.   Future Plans 2020 4.   Treasurers Statement 5.   Election of 2019/20 Trustees/Team  6. Appointment of Auditors   7.   Questions from the […]

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Remembrance Lunch 2019

Photographs from Remembrance Lunch 2019 We have added a selection of photographs from our 2019 Remembrance lunch. http://www.mccraesbattaliontrust.org.uk/remembrance-lunch-2019/

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