An enjoyable evening was had recently at the Arbroath branch of the Royal British Legion’s annual ‘Bully Beef Night’.
A company of 47 guests attended at the Helen Street clubrooms and the top table table was piped in by Scott Donald. Ian Ballantyne, branch chairman, called for a silent tribute to fallen comrades and Derek Scott said Binyon’s words.
Branch padre John Cuthbert said grace and the Women’s Section served the rations of bully beef, neeps and tatties.
After the meal the chairman proposed a toast to Her Majesty The Queen and thanked the Women’s Section for the meal and for offering to buy the new dishwasher, to which Annie Ogilvy, chair of the Women’s Section replied.
Mr Ballantyne then introduced the top table, told a few jokes and spoke about forthcoming branch events.
He also mentioned Willie Lawrence who this month celebrated 30 years of membership having joined on March 7, 1984. Comedian Eddie Devine supplied the laughs and singer Allan Mowatt, accompanied by Doug Ford and even the padre for a tune, supplied the music.