Quote Originally Posted by mikee View Post
Who was the piper from 2nd battalion Black Watch who played on board the warship sailing into Alexandria harbour after the evacuation from crete 1941. Was it Piper Bill Lark, or could it have been Piper Ogilvie ?
Mikee,

The Piper on HMS Dido was Piper John Collins, the Piper on HMS Jackal was Piper George Ogilvie

George Ogilvie told me a number of years ago that the painting was a mixture of the 2 ships and the story had gone the same way.

BTW George is still alive in Nova Scotia in his late 90s. The last of the Pipers from the pre war 2nd Bn

Pipey Duthie