Local radio feature to look at life of Buckie VC Hero

A MORAY RADIO STATION is to broadcast a special feature on how Buckie is planning to honour one of its most famous heroes.

The Moray town will gather on Saturday, July 29 in tribute to George McIntosh VC – with the centrepiece being the unveiling of a commemorative stone at the war memorial to mark the 100th anniversary of his incredible bravery.

As featured on insideMORAY on Monday, a full day of celebration is to be held in Linzee Gordon Park following the unveiling at 1pm.

Now ahead of the event local community station KCR, broadcasting on 107.7FM, is to feature the event in their ‘Money Matters’ show on Tuesday, July 25 at 8pm. Special guest will be Major Maurice Gibson (Ret) who will discuss the details of the parade, commemoration and celebration.

KCR presenter Eddie Stuart said: “Private George McIntosh was one of 19 Gordon Highlanders to have been awarded the Victoria Cross, one of the highest counts of any regiment in the British Army – and to commemorate the centenary of his incredible bravery, a day of celebration is being held.

“KCR will hear from Maurice, who is the parade commander and a VC committee member, who will tell us all about George McIntosh and how the special day in his memory has been planned.

“Moray Matters” will be available again as part of the “KCR Catch-up” at midday on Wednesday, July 26 – and if you can’t listen on FM radio, you can hear it on the Internet at http://kcr.fm.”

Meanwhile the following day from the Buckie memorial, Lossiemouth is to host a more low-key celebration of their own VC hero, Sergeant Alexander Edwards.

The stone commemorating Sgt Edwards’ deeds will be unveiled on Sunday, July 30 with a parade gathering at Kinnedar Street at 1.15pm, local pipers leading the way to the war memorial for the unveiling at 1.45pm.

Despite having sustained bullet and shrapnel wounds, Sgt Edwards took out an enemy position, rescuing an officer who lay wounded. Sgt Edwards was sadly killed in action the following year.