Remembering soldiers’ sacrifices

There is nothing to stop us remembering, in our own time and in our own way, the sacrifices of soldiers like Gunner Neil MacLean, photographed here, who spent five years as a prisoner of war following the 51st Highland Division's surrender at St Valéry-en-Caux during the Second World War.
There is nothing to stop us remembering, in our own time and in our own way, the sacrifices of soldiers like Gunner Neil MacLean, photographed here, who spent five years as a prisoner of war following the 51st Highland Division's surrender at St Valéry-en-Caux during the Second World War.

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Tier Two Covid-19 restrictions, brought in this week, have put a stop to Campbeltown’s plans for an official Remembrance ceremony this year.

However, there is nothing to stop us remembering in our own time and in our own way the sacrifices of soldiers like Gunner Neil MacLean, photographed here, who spent five years as a prisoner of war following the 51st Highland Division’s surrender at St Valéry-en-Caux during the Second World War.

Neil’s son Calum has exclusively shared with the Courier the veteran’s unpublished war diary, discovered after his death. See this week’s Down Memory Lane feature for more.