Royal role for OC

We received news recently of Edward Mills (2002 – 2009), an Old Clayesmorian and graduate of Plymouth University who is now commissioned into the Scots Guards.

His mother, Anne, told us: “He loves his role and tells me he has many wayward young soldiers in his platoon who keep occupied; no doubt his own previous experiences (at school) help him!”

Furthermore, Ed took the role of Ensign at the Scots Guards’ parade at Buckingham Palace earlier this month, taking the colours from the Queen and presenting them to the regiment. You can see him on the right of the picture.

Speaking to the Guards, the Queen, their Colonel-in-Chief, said: “In whatever role you serve, each one as vital as the other, I entrust to you these new colours in the sure knowledge that they will inspire you to achieve excellence in whatever you do and wherever you are, which your forebears in the Scots Guards have done for the past 375 years”.