Airborne Engineers Association

Roll of Honour



Major General Eric Mackay CBE


A service of Thanksgiving for the life of Major General Eric Mackay CBE, was held in the Garrison Church Aldershot, Tuesday 19th March 1996. The congregation included not only close family and was attended by the Mayor of Arnhem, many high ranking officers, friends from civilian and business life and a small group of Sappers who had fought with him in the school house at Arnhem. The congregation was told of his exploits in the Second World War, as a Troop Commander in 1st Parachute Squadron and his zest for life. Especially anything fast, as told by his friend for over fifty years, Mr Peter Edwards. The Mayor of Arnhem Mr Paul Scholten, paid tribute to General Mackay and the British, for their resistance to an enemy when all seemed lost, and for the eventual freedom of Europe.

The service was conducted by the Reverend R.A. Owen CF, assisted by the Reverend C. Gale. The Last Post and Reveille were played by a musician from the RE Band.



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