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Boys Brigade, Clydebank, 1941  

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L/Cpl 
Pte.
Officer James S. Scobbie


 


A two day raid by the German Luftwaffe flattened almost the entire town of Clydebank after it was bombed in the blitz leaving thousands homeless and more than 500 people dead.
These two Boys Brigade members and their bikes are seen here receiving orders from their BB officer before cycling through the devastated streets to pass on information.
 

This photo is in the book "After fifty years: 1st Bearsden Company, The Boy's Brigade, 1898-1948"
National Library of Scotland Catalogue   MMSID : 99900273804341

             

Email: 28 Jan 2019  James Scobbie,  Age 50+, Edinburgh
The Officer in the photo is my father, James Stevenson Scobbie (1920-1995), from Manse Road, Bearsden, Glasgow.
He was probably a medical student at Glasgow University at the time of the photo.
He graduated with a emergency medical degree and served with the Royal Army Medical Corps as Captain in Italy and Belgium. Further details of his career (mainly as a GP in Glasgow) are reported in: Obituary  "James Stevenson Scobbie"  by Douglas A. Haldane
BMJ: British Medical Journal  Vol. 311, No. 7018 (Dec. 2, 1995), p. 1499
Published by: BMJ
https://www.jstor.org/stable/29729726

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