Pipe Major Evan MacRae
by George Higgins
I, my name is George Higgins, I was a Piper with the 1st Bn Queens Own Cameron Highlanders 1956-1959.
The Pipe Major was of course Evan MacRae who I believe was the youngest WO1 (being Pipe Major at 171/2 years).
I served with the 1st Bn in 1956/58 in Aden. On our return to the UK we were staioned in Dover Castle and in the autumn of that year the Pipes & Drums played at the Edinburgh Tattoo. I am not sure but I thought the Royal Scots were at that Tattoo as wellI will keep in touch and oh! your web site is excellent. I don't play the GHB these days (too old) but I do have a set of Scottish Smallpipes which I play most days of the week.
Kind Regards to you all in NZ and Scotland.