McCrae’s Battalion News and Events

Current News

On these pages you’ll find updates on the most recent McCrae’s Battalion Trust news and events.

From the installation of the ‘Fifth Plaque’ to the latest information on our annual pilgrimage, this is where we’ll post it.

If you have any stories that you think we should feature here, please don’t hesitate to make contact.

MBT Remembrance Lunch 2022

MBT Remembrance Lunch 2022 We would like to thank everyone who attended and contributed to another successful Remembrance lunch at the Royal Scots Club on Nov 13th 2022. Special thanks to Jack, Craig, Ivor, James Bee and Eric Davidson. A thoroughly enjoyable day and we are grateful

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Remembrance Lunch 2022

Remembrance Lunch 13th November 2022 McCrae’s Battalion Trust Remembrance Lunch 2022 Royal Scots Club, 29-31 Abercromby Place, Edinburgh EH3 6QE 1230pm for a prompt 1pm start McCrae’s Battalion Trust is pleased to announce we will be hosting our annual Remembrance Sunday lunch on November 13th in the

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Remembrance Lunch 14 Nov 2021

Remembrance Lunch Sunday 14th November 2021 Please see the following page for details of our 2021 Remembrance Lunch:

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O’s Somme Memorial Fund

McCrae’s Battalion Trust were honoured to be invited to attend the dedication and unveiling of the O’s Somme Memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum on Sunday 24th October 2021. Chairman Craig Herbertson and Trustees Eddie Dalgleish and Sandy Potter travelled on behalf of McCrae’s Battalion Trust for

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July 1st 2021 – Contalmaison

July 1st 2021 – Contalmaison Please find photographs from the 1st Jul 2021 in Contalmaison. McCraes Battalion Trust wreath laid at the Cairn by Ed Llewellyn FCDO in the company of Maire Jocelyn Gougeon #lestweforget: And videos from Contalmaison using the following links:

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July 1st 2021

As we are again unable to travel to France for our July 1st commemorations due to covid restrictions; we laid a wreath outside the Usher Hall on McCrae’s Place at 7.30am to commemorate the 105th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme. See the following link for

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Update on July 2021 Pilgrimage

Update on July 2021 Pilgrimage It is with profound regret that McCrae’s Battalion Trust announces the cancellation of the 2021 pilgrimage to Contalmaison. With the situation remaining uncertain, and especially since much of France remains closed, curfewed or difficult to access, to undertake complex logistic arrangements at this moment

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History of Poppy

History of the Poppy We are all very used to wearing the Poppy at this time of year to remember and commemorate the fallen. This year is the 90th anniversary of Poppy Scotland, so Jack Alexander has put together the story of its humble beginnings and importantly the

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