Richard Galley

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Introduction I am a bagpipe playing Bedfordian with a long-standing interest in the Highland Division's brief stay in town early in World War One. This blog is a work in progress, intended to provide a short illustrated summary of the Highlanders' occupation of Bedford from August 1914 to May 1915. There may be gaps in the story, so I'd be very interested in any contributions - please leave me a comment, or drop me an e-mail to: I thank the following for all their help, advice and support to date: Christine Galley, Chris McDonald, John Wainwright, Derek Bird, Alyson Courtenay, Kathy Fricker, Beryl Blyth, Nancy Barr, Richard Wildman, Brenda Roberts, Gina Worboys, Col. Jack Stenhouse, Steph Daniels, Anita Tedder, Donald Reid, Ian Slatter, Stuart Antrobus, James Collet-White, Nigel Lutt and staff of the Bedford and Luton Archives and Records Service (BLARS), Robin Reid, Georgia Bowers, Christine Conboy, Ewen Hardie, Morag Bremner, Joan Ross, Jane Dewar, Morag Sutherland, Morag Lindsay, Lynsey Easton, Lydia Saul, Matt Drennan.