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1 Tayforth Universities OTC Pipe and Drums

From Aad Boode (18/10/13)

Here are some of the details we have been able to put together:

Originally St Andrews University OTC

Pipe Majors


Robertson 1920?


William Stewart Rennie   1938?    (Born 1917 in Broughty Ferry - Died 2007)

T. Sprunt     1948?

Andrew Kirk - 1953 (Borm 1877 and died 1953)

Albert (Bert) Baron 1953 - 1973   (Born  1926 at Monikie Died St Andrews 1996)

St. Andrew & Dundee Universities O.T.C.

Albert (Bert ) Barron     1967 - 1973

Tayforth Universities OTC

Albert Baron 1973 - 1983

Ian George Duncan 1983 - 2000 (Born 1950 Fyvie)

Angus Storrar Clark 2000 - 2003 (Born 1953)

Roddy Munro 2003 - 2004 Acting

Angus Storrar Clark 2004 - 2006

Brian James Elrick 2006 - 2010 (Born 1969 @ Aberdeen)

David Burnside 2010 Acting

Andrew Downie 2010 - (Born 1963 @ Kirkcaldy)

Benjamin Robert Flack   2013 -     (Born 1993 at Glasgow)

Very quickly we recognise Pipe Major Ian Duncan, and next to him Pipe Corporal "Gus" Clark.

Tell me more and identify them.

The above request has been answered by Roddy Munro:

Hi Gordon,

I was having a look at your site and noticed you have a wee page on Tayforth UOTC (my "other" band).

Can't help you out with the picture, Ian and Gus are the only ones I recognise too. I suspect that this

may be a Tayforth job with an Aberdeen OTC body or two helping out. Hard to tell from the quality of

the photo, but the piper behind Ian looks to have black buttons on his spats and a brass cantle on

his sporran, which would confirm this.

The Pipes and Drums are an important part of the unit, representing Tayforth by playing at various events.

These include social functions like the Tayforth Annual Ball and the Cocktail Party, a parade which usually takes place in Dundee City Square. There are also three competitions, the Army Championships, TA

Championships, and Ex Northern Lights. Our pipes and drums also regularly perform at the Edinburgh

Military Tattoo.

Although the Pipes and Drums are based at B Sqn, they encompass members from the whole contingent,

A Sqn, B Sqn and C coy. Band practice takes place on Tuesday nights at Park Wynd in Dundee, and also on the occasional weekend throughout the academic year. The band is led by Pipe Major Brian Elrick, formerly Pipe Major of Stonehaven Pipe Band, Aberdeen UOTC Drums and Pipes, and 51st Highland Division Pipes and Drums. Pipe Major Elrick is a former winner of the Macallan trophy at the Lorient Festival, and has also been a member of the Vale of Atholl Pipe Band and Polkemmet Pipe Band. He is currently in charge of the piping programme at Glenalmond College.

Tayforth UOTC