Farewell gift for REME mechanic

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A FAREWELL gift was presented to Gus Fraser from the members of Tayside Branch of the Royal Artillery Association at their meeting in the Royal British Legion Scotland clubrooms on Friday. Gus is leaving Arbroath to move to Southend on Sea to be with his family.

He was a vehicle mechanic with the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) and served initially with the Montrose Detachment of 276 (Highland) Field Regiment Royal Artillery of the Territorial Army from ‘56 to 1958 before moving to Arbroath and transferring to the Arbroath Detachment where he served from 1958 to ‘64. During his time with the forces he saw service in Cyprus, Saudi Arabia and Borneo during the confrontation there.

Gus was a founding member of the Tayside Branch Royal Artillery Association and over the past 17 years has been a regular attender and staunch member.

In recognition of this service the branch president Mike Cossans presented him with a bottle of his favourite tipple.

l Our picture shows Mike Cossans (centre right) handing over the gift to Gus Fraser.

Also pictured are, from left - Derry Anderson, George Jolly, Kenny Law, Norrie Robertson, Charlie Glen, Dave Campbell, George Ritchie and John Robb.