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Campbeltown’s harbour master and RNLI coxswain Stephen Scally was chosen to represent the Scottish division of the RNLI at the Remembrance Day service at the Cenotaph in London, which was attended by the Queen.
Stephen was selected because of his long service to the RNLI, as well as his family history with the charity; his grandfather, father and three sons were or are volunteers.
He was also selected because of his family’s military history, with some of his maternal relatives fighting in all the major battles in both World Wars.
Alongside his wreath, Stephen carried a poppy cross bearing the name of one of those relatives, his great-uncle Archie McCormick, who died in WWII, and the name of his wife Janna’s great-uncle Willie Graham.
Stephen said: ‘I couldn’t believe I was selected as there were many like me hoping to be given this great honour – it was truly a great honour, one I’ll never forget.’
See pages four, five, 10 and 11.