‘Military Veterans are a valuable asset to any community’, that’s the key message from Lieutenant Commander (retired) Susie Hamilton, the Scottish Veterans Commissioner on her visit this week to Orkney.
Early on in his career, Mike received a commendation for his courage, skill and devotion to duty, for his part in the rescue of a soldier who had fallen down a cliff in South Wales
It was back at the Veteran’s Breakfast 31st August 2019 when The Orkney News met Chris Lewis in person whose challenge to walk the UK we had been following since the start, 1st August 2017. On July 28th 2023, Chris was back where it had all started, over 6 years ago.
Orkney Armed Forces & Veterans Breakfast Club “One of the regulars, and older members of the club is 86 year-old Bob Presland, who joined the Army as a Cook in 1956.”
The venue for our next breakfast get together has now been confirmed as, “The Neuk”, at the Albert Hotel, Kirkwall, at 0930 on Saturday 24th June.
Orkney Armed Forces’ and Veterans’ Breakfast Club – 27th May 2023
Marjory MacLean is a veteran and the Church of Scotland Minister based in St Margaret’s Hope.
Thirty two veterans and their partners turned up for the February Breakfast meet up on Saturday 25th February at The Standing Stones Hotel, Stenness.
To help the group celebrate this milestone, the 23 members who attended breakfast were joined by Liam McArthur MSP, and Les Donaldson, Depute Lord Lieutenant
“Transport to healthcare appointments is a big issue for older veterans especially. It’s complex. Some people want to be accompanied on journeys, some just want a phone call, and others want someone to meet them when they arrive”