Local sodlier takes promotion

LOCAL soldier Neil McClelland recently assumed the appointment on promotion as warrant officer class 1,

Monday, 18th July 2011, 2:37 pm

Regimental Sergeant Major of 1st Batallion Scots Guards.

He is pictured on the left taking over from WOI Ali McKenzie at their base in Catterick, North Yorkshire. Neil and Ali have grown up together in the regiment and have been best friends for over 20 years.

During his time as RSM, Neil will deploy to Canada on exercise for two months and next year will train and deploy back to Afghanistan with his battalion.

He is married to Sara and has two daughters, Iona and Mairi. Neil is the only son of Wullie and Iris McClelland and brother of Audrey. He joined the Scots Guards in January 1990 after leaving Deouglas Ewart High School.