Obituary for Robert James Eggleton B Coy 9th Cameronians

Posted by webmaster | Uncategorized | Wednesday 9 January 2013 8:44 am

Robert James Eggleton 9th Cameronians 1926 – 2012

Robert Eggleton, at the age of eighteen, joined the 9th Battalion at Tilburg, Holland in November 1944. He was present throughout the campaign that led to the crossing of the Rhine in March 1945. On 25 March he was wounded in the same action that claimed the life of Major Bingley and many others.

He always spoke fondly of the Regiment and this was something that I was very proud of. He had suffered a stroke some 20 years ago and 7 years ago was diagnosed with Parkinsons. His passing thankfully was peaceful and pain free.

Neil Eggleton

Obituary for Major Michael Leslie Dunbar MBE 1921 – 2012

Posted by webmaster | Uncategorized | Monday 7 January 2013 8:41 am

Major Michael Dunbar was born in Cawnpore, India in 1921 and shortly before the war in 1939 he joined the Cameronians. He was posted to France a few days after D day. After the war years he was attached to the Parachute Regiment at RAF Netheravon 1949 - 50 and then RAF Cardington 1950 – 53 where he was involved with the use of hot air balloons for parachute jumps. He was awarded the MBE in 1953 and joined the 1st Battalion in Kenya 1954 -56.  1st

His next posting was to the Depot as Training Officer joining the 1st Battalion once more in Minden, Germany 1962 – 63 returning with them to Redford Barracks, Edinburgh. A posting to Old Sarum followed by an exchange officer posting to Canadian Forces Base Rivers in Manitoba 1967 – 69 where his work was with loading and dropping of equipment from transport aircraft. In 1969 he took part in a supply drop in aerial support of the British Trans Arctic Expedition and in recognition of his having crossed the North Pole at 5000 feet the Canadians gave him a certificate declaring him to be an “Airborne Ice Worm of the Initial Degree”

After a further spell at RAF Old Sarum his final posting was at Catterick as a Schools Liaison Officer. Whilst his wife Anne pre-deceased him in 2008 his loss is greatly felt by his many friends and their three children.

Major Brian AS Leishman MBE