Erskine Edinburgh staff and veterans were delighted to welcome the RT Hon Mark Francois MP to their home last week.
The Minister of State for Armed Forces who was visiting 51 Infantry Brigade Personnel Recovery Unit and Personnel Recovery Centre (PRC), which is situated beside the Erskine Edinburgh home, requested to meet some residents of Erskine as part of his visit.
Speaking after the visit on Thursday, Alison Payne, Manager of the Erskine Edinburgh home said: “
We were honoured when Mark Francois MP requested to meet some of our residents. We had an afternoon tea party in the Robertson Trust Room with several of our veterans in attendance bringing with them their service history details, medals and photographs.
“The residents enjoyed mingling and trading stories with the current residents of the PRC which was then followed by the arrival of the Armed Forces Minister. Mr Francois went round every table having tea and cake with each of the residents whilst chatting about their military past and looking at their medals.
“It was really heart-warming to see our veterans coming to life as they shared their memories and thoughts with both the MP and with the residents of the PRC. It was such an enjoyable afternoon for everyone involved that we have agreed to have further events in conjunction with the PRC in the future, to allow the young and old veterans to come together.”
Also in attendance on Thursday were the PRC Lt Col AM Freeborn, PRC OC and Welfare Officer Capt Hamilton, Acting OC PRC Capt A Stewart and Erskine Trustee Erik