Sincere greetings to all Cameronians and families.
Once again I represented the Regiment at the opening ceremony of the Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey here in London on November 11th 2010.
After a wet start to the morning, the weather dried up just prior to the arrival of HRH Prince Philip, who once again carried out the opening ceremony.
As usual, Prince Philip was in great form, chatting and laughing away with every regimental representative during his inspection of the plots.
This year, the Royal British Legion did us proud by laying out our plots so beautifully. it drew many admiring comments. I have written to the person concerned thanking him on our behalf.
I remember one occasion, several years ago shortly after I had started this task, my daughter Helen and I were the only two present on the day. This year, however, I am delighted to report that we had a total of sixteen present.
For me it was a great re-union and, once again, the day concluded with a lovely lunch at the Union Jack Club.
My sincere thanks go out to all who attended.
I would also like to highlight three Cameronians who took part in the Armistice Sunday Parade here in London …. Ian Bilboe, Billy McNeill and Andy Anderson …. who all did the Regiment proud.
Wishing you all a lovely Christmas and a very Happy New Year.