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A service took place at Birkhill Cemetery on Friday 5th August in memory of Robert (Robbie) Buchan who was killed in action in Vietnam on 11th December 1969. He was born in Dundee, brought up in Perthshire, but emigrated to Australia where he joined the Army. His remains were cremated and the ashes returned to his parents in Scotland. A retired Lieutenant Colonel, Fred Fairhead, who commanded Buchan’s Company, had contacted Tay Valley FHS to try to find out where the ashes lay. With the help of our research team and Dundee Council burial department, he found that the ashes had been interred in his parents’ grave in Birkhill.
Around 20 people attended the service, conducted by Rev. Robert Calvert of Steeple Church. A colour party was provided by the Angus, Perthshire and Fife Area Royal British Legion Scotland who had learned about the service from an article in The Courier. Friends of Robbie and his family were also there, along with TVFHS members.
Lt Col Fairhead paid tribute to Jock, as Robbie was known to his Australian mates, and laid a wreath on the grave.
Indicated photos kindly supplied by Alastair McLean, Chairman, Angus, Perthshire and Fife Area, Royal British Legion Scotland
Provided the Editor accepts it, there will be an article about Robbie Buchan in the October Historian.
10 August 2016
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The rates for October to December no longer apply, nor do the prompt renewal rates.
The fees and registration pages will be updated when changes to them have been approved by the Council. Until that happens, the existing registration form is valid.
Members who pay by banker’s order/standing order are asked to change their instructions before the renewal date, usually 30th November. Those who use online banking can usually do it that way. For those who do not, a form can be downloaded - http://www.tayvalleyfhs.org.uk/uploads/soc-docs/so_form.pdf.
The electronic version of the June 2016 Journal has now been circulated and put on the website. Apologies for the delay. Making changes to pages proved to be more difficult than expected, and typos on pages with photographs could not be changed. We expect the next issue to be up to the normal high standard.
30 June, 2016