Happy retirement to Major Roy Robertson who – accompanied by Colonel Phil Bates – Commander Edinburgh Garrison, and Baxterbear.Major Robertson retired today Friday, 7 December 2012 as Director Scotland for the Army’s own charity, ABF The Soldiers’ Charity which has its offices in the Castle. Roy, who previously served with the Ulster Defence Regiment, and Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, has been a long-time supporter of the charity and its Director in Scotland since 2008. Major Robertson is succeeded by Major Charles Dunphie who Baxterbear looks forward to working with. Baxterbear, has had some tremendous times with Roy – from helping him make a difference at Armed Forces Days to helping at a lecture by Col David Richmond and everything in between. One of Baxterbear’s favourite times with Roy was he Rugby Match in Stirling between Stirling County Rugby Team and The Army in Scotland Rugby Team.The Rugby Ball was parachuted in by the Golden Lions and handed to former Scotland and Lions Captain Gavin Hastings. Baxterbear was TREEKLED to be introduced to Gavin Hastings who now owns his own Baxterbear – Baxterbear is privileged to call Gavin Hastings a friend. Gavin Hastings said today
“It was through Roy he met Baxterbear and wishes Roy all the best as he has been a great support to the ABF The Soldiers Charity.”Baxterbear wishes Roy all the very best for the future, and was TREEKLED to be able to present him with a special Baxterbear Surprise.