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Book Festival | The Piper of Tobruk

Book Festival | The Piper of Tobruk

Sat, Sep. 21, 2019 3:30pm — 4:30pm

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Alice Soper interviewed by with Lt Gen Sir Alistair Irwin

Pipe Major Robert Roy is a legendary figure in The Black Watch. In November 1941, during the battle for the relief of the Tobruk Garrison, he “displayed the most exceptional and outstanding gallantry and devotion to duty” for which he was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal. Months earlier, he had been involved in the defence of Crete, escaped from a POW camp and made his way to Syria to re-join his battalion. Post-war, Robert Roy continued to live a remarkable life.  Alice Soper will talk about her memoir of her father, which tells the story of a courageous and inspiring soldier who, in peacetime and in war, was not afraid to stand up for his convictions.

The Pipe Major Robert Roy Exhibition can be seen in Gallery 7 of The Black Watch Museum.

Tickets £6 | Call 01738 638152 option 3 to book