Veterans called to come forward with their stories

Alistair Black
Alistair Black

Veterans in Deeside and Donside are being urged to tell their story in new campaign to salute ex-servicemen and women.

The Royal British Legion Scotland is launching Voices of Veterans to help commemorate veterans who served in World War One in the countdown to the conflict’s centenary.

The charity is calling on ex servicemen and women to share their stories whether they left military service yesterday or 50 years ago.

First Minister Alex Salmond is also backing the campaign, after he announced a special programme of World War One commemorations for Scotland at the Royal British Legion Scotland’s annual conference.

Alistair Black, Chairman of the Banchory Branch of the Royal British Legion Scotland, said: “It’s quite a transition from leaving the military to trying to settle back into Civvy Street. What the Royal British Legion Scotland provides is the camaraderie that is present in the military and this can help people to adjust to life outside of it.

“You all supported each other through thick and thin. You were a family and that is still prevalent today through the Royal British Legion Scotland and the Regimental Association.”

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