"Heading the squad is Alpin Macgregor. I
am in the centre of the front rank. The only other person I can identify
is Douglas Bain, in the rank behind and to the left.
This kind of activity, and in particular
target rifle shooting on the school .22 covered range and on the ranges
behind Dreghorn Barracks, shooting the .303 Service Rifle, introduced me
to an activity that I continue to this day.
I must have met Alpin Macgregor after I left
school when he told me of his experiences flying over Egypt during the
Suez Crisis. His comment was that the the MiG fighters there were being
flown so skilfully that they must have been flown by Russians.
In the background can be seen parents
including Mr & Mrs Brown. Their son, Ian, must have been on parade, and my
mother is seen holding on to her hat on what must have been a windy day."