The Corps of Royal Engineers

Douglas was passionately committed to promoting friendships throughout NATO to enhance the lives of individuals thus contributing to the setting up of a new international society to replace the rifts of the first half of the 20th Century. He did so with huge stamina, mainly by arranging multi-weapon shooting and Military Skills competitions for Reserve Forces. Teams from USA, Canada and all over Europe including Switzerland came year after year to Edinburgh for more than 20 years. The prize giving dinner would last from 7.30 pm to after 3 in the morning.
A lesser man could never have cajoled the military authorities into providing the necessary resources. Douglas's persistence when committed to his causes was such that even the most parsimonious Generals yielded to him.("This time but never again!") He combined such charm with his determination that, in the end, it was always a joy to help him.
He gave huge support to Scottish Dancing and all elements of Scottish tradition. But the principle aim of his great energy, generosity and humour was to spread the warmth of friendship and cooperation between individuals and nations. His own achievements and those gained through his wide influence over his great circle of friends are a lasting tribute to him.

Added on: 14 December 2010



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