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.

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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Chairman Update Oct 2020

Chairman’s Update October 2020 I hope you’re all bearing up By now you’ve probably seen our announcement about the cancellation of our Royal Scots commemorative lunch for this year. We are all disappointed but it’s sadly in keeping with the strange times we are living through. As

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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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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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