The Duke of Buccleuch. RIP

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  1. Ordinary Seaman Johnnie Dalkeith (served RN 1941-45) died on 4 September 2007. Better known as the Duke of Buccleuch (pronounced: Buckley) & Queensbury, he has a distinguished career joining the RN at the age of 18 for his war service, unusually (then) in the ranks for a youth was was an Earl, and followed his naval career with service in the House of Commons until he suceeded his father to the Dukedom. Before and during the BSE crisis the Palace of Westminster bought its beef from his Estate.

    My condolences to his people.
  2. Re: Ordinary Seaman Dalkeith RIP

    Sorry AAC your accent is not quite right, it is more like Buckloo. A well respected gent, the acceptable side of land owning aristocracy.
  3. Seadog

    Seadog War Hero Moderator

    Re: Ordinary Seaman Dalkeith RIP

    Commissioned in short order and demobbed as a Lt Cdr RNVR if I'm not mistaken. Subsequently Honorary Captain RNR I'm sure of.

    His other title was Duke of Queensberry (not Queensbury). His Grace was well respected by all accounts.
  4. hackle

    hackle Badgeman Moderator

    According to Wikipedia

    One of the newspaper obituaries I read today said that he had distinguished himself at Eton by putting out a fire caused by an incendiary bomb.

    Well thought of in Scotland. RIP.

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