Ex­cite­ment as Marines drop in

The Oban Times - - News -

THERE was great ex­cite­ment this week at Rock­field Joint Cam­pus and Dun­beg Pri­mary when the Royal Ma­rine Com­man­dos came to call.

The visit was or­gan­ised by Jean MacPherson and the Com­man­dos were de­lighted to drop in to say ‘hello’ and ‘thank you’ as Ms MacPherson is a great fundraiser for the Marines. Her brother-in-law, Gor­don, was killed on the last day of the Falk­lands con­flict.

Rock­field head teacher Caro­line Fothergill, along with some of the pupils, helped Ms MacPherson hand over a cheque to fund a me­mo­rial gar­den at the Marines’ HQ in Ar­broath in mem­ory of those who have died in con­flict.

At Dun­beg, pupils also pre­sented Sergeant Paul MacShan­non with a cheque. Sgt MacShan­non has an Ar­gyll con­nec­tion – he comes from Lochdon on Mull – and Gor­don MacPherson was a for­mer Dun­beg pupil.

More pic­tures on page seven.

Photograph: Kevin McG­lynn

Royal Ma­rine Com­man­dos were warmly wel­comed at Dun­beg Pri­mary School.

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