Veterans award lifetime memberships

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FORMER Royal Marines of the Arbroath based 45 Commando Veterans Scotland welcomed two special guests to an event on Saturday.

The group, who were visiting the Tayforth Veterans Project met up with London based former servicemen Jimmy Juke and Colour Sergeant David Lilburn MBE.

Jimmy runs UK Homes 4 Heroes - Pride and Passion, which is a charity for homeless ex-service personnel, providing food, clothes and where possible shelter.

While Colour Sergeant David Lilburn served with 40, 41, and 42 Commando from 1975 until his retirement in 2000.

He runs a charity called Help our Wounded assisting wounded personnel get adjusted to civilian life.

Both Jimmy and David flew into Dundee airport and travelled to Tayforth Veterans Project where they chatted with the former serving Royal Marines and Scots Guards.

In the evening they were guests at the 299 Masons Club where they enjoyed their first Burns Supper.

They were accommodated overnight on 45 Commando base R.M. Condor, and returned to London on Sunday.

Prior to departing they were both presented with lifetime memberships of 45 Commando Veterans Scotland and were pleased to receive membership certificates and ceremonial plaques.