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REME March to mark 75th Anniversary

Hundreds of spectators lined the streets of St Andrews on Saturday 23 Sept for a special day of celebrations to mark the 75th anniversary of the Corps of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) based at Leuchars Station.

Special guest was Major General Mitchell MBE, who took the salute during the colourful parade, which marked two years since 2 Close Support Battalion REME moved from Fallingbostel in Germany to Leuchars.

Leuchars Ministry of Defence Houses

Surplus housing at Leuchars Station is to be rented out to the public, as the MoD looks to make the most of its empty properties. A number of homes are not currently in use due to the smaller number of personnel currently working at the base. The properties are being privately let on a short-term basis meaning the housing could be made available for armed forces personnel if more were to be stationed at Leuchars in the future.

A long-time servant to the Community Council in Leuchars has been presented with a certificate to commemorate her sterling work over the years. Carroll Finnie was a member of the Community Council for nearly 16 years and was chairwoman for much of that time before she recently stepped down.

The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards (Scots DG), based at Leuchars are to be deployed to Cyprus as part of a UN peacekeeping force. The deployment will run from October to April and their task will be to maintain peace and stability in a 180km buffer zone between the Turkish and Greek areas.

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