Sat, 18 September, 2021

Centurion Donald

Posted: May 30th, 2021

DONALD MCMASTER joined the Record and Mail’s Process Department at the company’s old HQ in Glasgow’s Hope Street before the move to Anderston Quay, where he remained until his retirement in 1986. He’s pictured here on his 100th birthday with his son Ken.

Donald served in India with the RAF during World War Two, and was delighted to receive a commemorative coin from members of the Royal British Legion, who came along on the big day to make their surprise presentation. They were accompanied by a piper who played a stirring rendition of “Happy Birthday”.

Donald, from Clydebank, near Glasgow, was also presented with a gift and card by local council Provost William Hendrie.

Sporting his medals and an outsize 100th birthday badge, Donald said: “It was a truly wonderful day. And the sun shone, too, which was a blessing. My thanks go to everyone who made my day so special.”

His son Ken, a former Record and Mail news sub-editor, added: “The whole day was an outstanding success. Dad was well and truly honoured in style.”

(If the names sound familiar, we also posted for Donald on his 71st wedding anniversary

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