Piper E. J. Dawson

| June 17, 2011

James Dawson was a regular soldier who enlisted into The Black Watch before the outbreak of the First World War.  He held the appointment of “Piper.” As a Private he fought with the 1st Battalion Royal Highlanders when it  landed in France on 13 August 1914. There he most probably served at the Battle of […]

Bill Millin ‘The Mad Piper of Normandy’

| June 6, 2011

It was 67 years ago today that the world met for battle on the sandy shores of Normandy.  The first devastating hours of the invasion were unlike anything the world had seen before. Any attempt here to describe the courage and carnage of that day of days would be an injustice. How can one summerize the […]

Piper Bill Millin Funeral coverage

| June 4, 2011

On September 2, 2010 ‘The Mad Piper of Normandy’ was laid to rest having passed away at the age of 88. Though there are pipers on distant battlefields today, Bill was the last of a breed that actually led men into battle while playing the pipes. After WWI the War Office had issued a ban […]