Mark’s Postings – Corporates at the Castle – 18/05/2023

On Thursday 18th May 2023, at the invitation of Wing Commander Allan Steele WS RAF (Retd) of SSAFA and the Scottish National War Memorial, I attended a Corporates at the Castle event within the Officers Mess at Edinburgh Castle. This event was superbly hosted by Major General Alastair Bruce OBE VR DL the Governor of Edinburgh Castle and other notable guests included the Lord Provost of Edinburgh Robert Aldridge and Dundee Football Club Managing Director John Nelms.

It was a fantastic evening all round where guests were given a tour of the Scottish National War Memorial located within the walls of Edinburgh Castle perfectly accompanied by the delightful sounds of the Military Wives (Rosyth) Choir. On completion of the tour, we retired again to the Officers Mess (the Major General’s home!) where we were all captivated by an emotional and awe-inspiring talk by the Governor about his vast 43+ years’ experience in the army and why it is so important to look after and provide all support possible to our military veterans.

The evening concluded with the drawing of the raffle prizes, and thereafter we all sauntered away slowly down the castle ramparts towards the city comforted by the knowledge of the tremendous support on offer to our Military Veterans by both SSAFA and the Scottish National War Memorial.