Following in his family’s footsteps by joining the Army was a long-held ambition for Calum Cook. However, his boyhood dream and an aspiring career in the military was cruelly cut short last year.
It is the charity behind the iconic Scottish Poppy Appeal, gathering funds for former and currently-serving members of our Armed Forces and their families.
Giving birth is an exciting moment for any new mum, but Stephane Reid’s joy quickly turned to fear when doctors predicted her new-born baby girl had just months to live.
He served in the Army for 22 years, taking part in tours in the Falklands, Bosnia, Northern Ireland, and being among the first respondents to the horrific attack on the US embassy building in Nairobi which left 213 dead and thousands injured.
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FIVE million poppies and 12,000 wreaths are produced each year for the Scottish Poppy Appeal.