Major General Euan Loudon CBE officially launched the Royal Highland Fusiliers Museum Appeal at the City Chambers in Glasgow last night.
The impressive setting of the Satinwood Room provided a fitting backdrop for such a splendid occasion.
The assembled company was treated to the spectacle of a Colour Party from The Royal Highland Fusiliers, 2nd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland (2 SCOTS) marching on the Assaye Colour – carrying a third Colour is unique to The Royal Highland Fusiliers and, as can be seen in the story of the Battle of Assaye, epitomises the courage and spirit of our distinguished predecessors, which has endured throughout the history of the Regiment.
Baillie Gerry Leonard, Deputy Provost, gave a very warm welcome and reiterated the Council’s support in finding a new and more suitable home for our unique collection, so important to the people and history of Glasgow and Ayrshire.
General Loudon’s reply stressed that the new Museum will be about People and through an interpretative approach of story-based narratives, will explore the themes of Duty and Family which infused all who served; as well as explaining the Science of fighting as seen through the eyes of those in the Regiment and how they faced Combat, hardship and danger. The aim of the Appeal is, therefore, to amass sufficient funds, some £5 million, to achieve our exciting vision: to ensure that the collection and stories live on to be enjoyed by future generations.
Fittingly, this magnificent evening was concluded with a stirring performance by a “mini” Pipes & Drums provided by 2 SCOTS.
Category: Appeal Update