Heroes of St Valery honoured at Commando Memorial event


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Piping brothers Finlay, left, and Sandy Cameron play the pipe tune specially composed to mark the 80th anniversary of the courageous last stand fought by soldiers of the 51st Highland Division in the Battle of St Valery in 1940.

The event at the Commando Memorial at Spean Bridge was organised by the West Highland Museum in Fort William to coincide with ceremonies across the country at 10am on Friday.

The new march, Heroes of St Valery, which was composed by one of the Scottish soldiers captured by the Germans,  Pipe Major Donald MacLean, was performed by an estimated 500 pipers around the world to mark the anniversary of what is known as the ‘forgotten Dunkirk’.