Pipe up on June 12 to salute heroes of St Valéry

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    Neil McLennan, convenor of the St Valéry commemorations, said: “There are pipers signed up from as far afield as Peru and Singapore, with scores more joining every day.

    “The events at St Valéry in 1940 have never received the level of recognition we believe they should have but this year’s commemoration will ensure the Forgotten 51st are forgotten no more.”

    Period6 Jun 2020 → 11 Jun 2020

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    • TitleAberdeen''s Lord Provost appeals for pipers to mark `forgotten'' WW2 battle
      Media name/outletEvening Express
      Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
      Date11/06/20
      DescriptionAberdeen’s Lord Provost has appealed for musicians and residents to take part in commemorations for the 80th anniversary of the “other Dunkirk” – the Battle of St Valery-en-Caux.

      The event has been organised by Poppyscotland, Legion Scotland and RCET – Scotland’s Armed Forces Children’s Charity.

      Neil McLennan, Aberdeen University director of leadership programmes and RCET director has been convening the St Valery 80th commemorations committee.
      Producer/AuthorEmma Morrice
      URLhttps://www.eveningexpress.co.uk/fp/news/local/aberdeens-lord-provost-appeals-for-pipers-to-mark-forgotten-ww2-battle1/
      PersonsNeil McLennan
    • TitlePipe up on June 12 to salute heroes of St Valéry
      Media name/outletThe Falkirk Herald
      Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
      Date6/06/20
      DescriptionA strapping 6ft 2in ploughman, Jack Low last saw his father while passing the north east of Fife on a troop train. Many would never see home again; for Jack, then 21, it would be five long years.
      He was among the heroes of St Valéry. Largely comprised of men from the 51st Highland Division, they fought almost continuously for ten days against overwhelming odds.
      Producer/AuthorJulie Currie
      URLhttps://www.falkirkherald.co.uk/news/people/pipe-up-on-june-12-to-salute-heroes-of-st-valery-2876897
      PersonsNeil McLennan
    • TitlePipe up on June 12 to salute heroes of St Valery
      Media name/outletKincardineshire Observer
      Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
      Date6/06/20
      PersonsNeil McLennan
    • TitlePipe up on June 12 to salute heroes of St Valery
      Media name/outletInverurie Herald
      Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
      Date6/06/20
      PersonsNeil McLennan
    • TitlePipe up on June 12 to salute heroes of St Valery
      Media name/outletEllon Times
      Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
      Date6/06/20
      PersonsNeil McLennan
    • TitlePipe up on June 12 to salute heroes of St Valery
      Media name/outletBuchan Observer
      Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
      Date6/06/20
      PersonsNeil McLennan
    • TitlePipe up on June 12 to salute heroes of St Valery
      Media name/outletMearns Leader
      Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
      Date6/06/20
      PersonsNeil McLennan
    • TitlePipe up on June 12 to salute heroes of St Valery
      Media name/outletFraserburgh Herald
      Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
      Date6/06/20
      PersonsNeil McLennan
    • TitlePipe up on June 12 to salute heroes of St Valery
      Media name/outletStornoway Gazette
      Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
      Date6/06/20
      PersonsNeil McLennan
    • TitlePipe up on June 12 to salute heroes of St Valery
      Media name/outletDeeside Piper & Herald
      Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
      Date6/06/20
      PersonsNeil McLennan