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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.

Mayor of Contalmaison, Patricia Leroy

Some very sad news from Contalmasion. A full tribute from McCrae’s Battalion Trust will follow soon.

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McCrae’s Battalion Trust AGM Calling Notice

McCrae’s Battalion Trust AGM Calling Notice This is to advise you of the upcoming annual general meeting of the members of McCrae’s Battalion Trust. The location and details of this meeting are as follows: 89 E Claremont St, Edinburgh EH7 4HU – 18.30hrs for commencement at 19.00hrs […]

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Statement by McCrae’s Battalion Trust

McCrae’s Battalion Trust wishes to emphasise in the strongest possible terms that we, McCrae’s Battalion Trust, have no association whatsoever with any and all groups with a political agenda; McCrae’s Battalion Trust has no political affiliation or agenda. Since the inauguration of the memorial cairn in the […]

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Remembrance Lunch 2018 Auction Items

2018 Remembrance Lunch Auction Items Please see the items for auction (full, and silent auctions) at our 2018 Remembrance Sunday lunch on Nov 11th 2018. We are happy to accept online bids from those not in attendance at the lunch.      

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‘There But Not There’ 2018 Campaign

McCrae’s Battalion Trust Participation in ‘There But Not There’ 2018 Campaign McCrae’s Battalion Trust will be taking part in the ‘There But Not There’ project by the charity Remembered. Two seated silhouettes will be placed on chairs at our Remembrance Sunday Lunch in the Royal Scots Club […]

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Remembrance Lunch 2018 Itinerary

McCrae’s Battalion Trust Remembrance Lunch 11th November 2018, Royal Scots Club, 1pm for 1.30pm start Please see the schedule of events for this year’s Remembrance Lunch Master of Cermonies: Craig Herbertson 1pm – 1.30pm Arrival cash bar is open; sale of Irish Bingo and raffle tickets, opening […]

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Remedial Works to Contalmaison Cairn in 2018

We have added some images of our Contalmaison bronzes looking absolutely superb following the remedial work carried out earlier in the year by a skilled work team from Black Isle Bronze in Nairn. Remedial works to Contalmaison Cairn …

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New Padre for McCrae’s Battalion Trust

The Trust is very pleased to introduce Peter Sutton from St Cuthberts as our official Padre. Welcomed by chairman Lt Col Gary Tait and Eddie Dalgleish with Janice Todd.

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Sale of John McCartney Booklets

The Hearts Museum have copies of The “HEARTS” and the Great War booklet written by John McCartney on sale in the Museum. John McCartney was Hearts manager from 1910-19 and he authored two booklets documenting Scottish footballers in the Great War and those from Hearts who perished. […]

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Service in St Cuthbert’s July 1st 2018 – End of WW1 Centenaries

  A SERVICE WILL BE HELD IN ST CUTHBERT’S CHURCH ON SUNDAY 1 JULY 2018 TO MARK THE END OF THE WW1 CENTENARIES. START TIME: 10.30 FOR 11.00. The service will commemorate the sacrifice made by men from the City of Edinburgh and surrounding towns who volunteered […]

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