Down memory lane

The initial intake of Campbeltown sea cadets.

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Reader Gavin McLachlan, the president of Campbeltown Bowling Club, identified himself as the tailor in last week’s Down memory lane. Mr McLachlan said that he started with Jaeger on January 15 1991 and stayed 10 years.

This week a reader has sent in a picture, from 1957, of the initial group of Campbeltown Sea Cadet Corps members, with their commanding officers Lieutenant R.G.Roberts Royal Naval Reserve (RNR) on the right centre of picture and David Farmer RNVR.

The known names of cadets, in no particaular order are: John McGougan, David McKillop, Alastair Cameron, Ralston McArthur, Jack Roberts, Robert McPherson, Andrew Muir. If you know the names of the rest of the crew contact the Courier.

The man who sent the picture to the Courier said: ‘Campbeltown Sea Cadet Corps has had a very illustrious history. After Lt Roberts left the district the commanding officer was Lt-Cdr RH Craig and they became Scottish best corps, and under the command of Lt-Cdr Patrick Stewart RNR, became the best corps in UK – a difficult act to follow.