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Rothesay man’s navy war memories published

Douglas Bruce and his wife Isobel chat with a visitor at Thursday's launch of Douglas's Second World War memoirs.

Douglas Bruce and his wife Isobel chat with a visitor at Thursday's launch of Douglas's Second World War memoirs.

 

The Second World War memoirs of a Rothesay man who spent almost all the conflict in service with the Royal Navy were launched on Thursday.

Rothesay Library hosted the launch of ‘What Did You Do In The War, Grandad?’, written by Douglas Bruce, who was called up 18 days after war was declared in September 1939, and who rose to the rank of Yeoman of Signals before being discharged in December 1945 after an eight-week voyage home from the Far East at the end of the war with Japan.

Among those present at Thursday’s launch - on Douglas’s 93rd birthday, and on World Book Day to boot - was his daughter Ann, who co-ordinated the production and publication of the book over the last 12 months.

“I very much appreciate you all being here, and all the interest you have shown,” Douglas told his audience. “It’s just wonderful to be alive and able to tell the story.”

 

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