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.

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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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.

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McCrae’s Battalion Trust Tie

McCrae’s Battalion Trust is pleased to offer the opportunity to purchase a tie in the colours and design of the kit the battalion played in after they joined up. See for more details and how to purchase.

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Funeral Arrangements Lt Col Gary Tait MBE

A full Military funeral will be held on Tuesday 2nd July.The Service will be in The Canongate Kirk at 1130 hrs thereafter, a burial will take place at Inveresk Church Musselburgh (Immediate family only).Sadly, McCraes Battalion Trustees, and travelling party will be conducting our annual commemorative Pilgrimage to Contalmaison

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