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Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Major-General Charles Alexander Ramsay 1936-2017

_. Major General Charles Ramsay, late the Royal Scots Greys and the Queen's Body Guard for Scotland, scion of the Ramsay baronets (cr 1806), died 31 December, 2017, aged 81.

He served in the Royal Scots Greys; Major General 1984; member of the Queen's Body Guard for Scotland (Royal Company of Archers), &c.

Charles Alexander Ramsay was born 12 Oct, 1936, the second son of Admiral Sir Bertram Home Ramsay, KCB, KBE, MVO (1883-1945), by his wife the former Margaret Helen Menzies.

His father was Naval Commander-in-Chief of the Allied Expeditionary Force, who was killed in an aeroplane accident in France, 2 Jan, 1942.

He married 1 Aug, 1967, the Hon Mary Margaret Hastings MacAndrew (b 1942), daughter of the 1st Baron MacAndrew, by his second wife the former Mona Mitchell. He leaves a widow and two sons, William and Charles, and two daughters, Rowena and Camilla.

Funeral at St Andrew's Episcopal Church, Kelso, Thursday 25 January, 2018.

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