024: Gavin Stoddart MBE BEM

Gavin Stoddart MBE BEM Interview

Episode 24 – Gavin Stoddart MBE BEM has had the perfect pedigree as Major to form the Army School of Bagpipe Music and Highland Drumming under his command. From early tuition from his father and John MacLellan in the constant shadow of Edinburgh Castle his future was shaped. He diligently applied his talent and hard work to a grounded but outgoing personality that ensured success. This is our first foray into piping in the British Army and here we concentrate on matters in London and Edinburgh.

1. Introduction

2. Gavin Stoddart Family

3. The Bagpipe with Tips

4. Tutors, Shop and Books

5. Youth in Games, Edinburgh Police Pipe Band, Choice of Regiment

6. Scots Guards

7. Alcohol in the Army

8. USA Trip

9. Selection of Instruments

10. Army Career

11. Medals

12. Army School of Piping

13. MBE and Tattoo

14. Final Photos

Tags: Willie Sinclair, Alister Sinclair, Willie Ross, John MacLellan, Robert Wallace, Roderick Ross, Malcolm McPherson, Duncan MacFadyen, Archie McNab, Ian McLeod, Curly Roe, Angus MacDonald, Jimmy Banks, Colin MacLellan, Ian C Cameron & George Stoddart.