Obituary for Lieutenant Colonel Ian Knowles McBain / 2 March 1935 – 8 June 2010
He was born in Belfast in 1935 and attended the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in 1953. In 1955 he was commissioned into The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles), joining the Regiment in Buxtehude Germany. His many years with the Regiment included further postings in Germany, in Kenya and in Jordan. In 1968 following the disbandment of the Cameronians he was re-badged King’s Own Scottish Borderers and subsequently served with them in the United Kingdom including Northern Ireland (during the troubles), in Berlin and in Nigeria. One of his tours in Northern Ireland included command of a battalion of the Ulster Defence Regiment. On retirement he became Chairman of Whitefoord House, a home for Scottish Veterans, and for many years Chairman of the Regimental Trustees of the Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). He was a founding member of his local Neighbourhood Watch and an Elder of his local Church. His loss is greatly felt by his many friends, his wife June, his children Andrew and Kirstie and his grandchildren Eve and Callum.
Major Brian AS Leishman MBE