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Brigadier Macmillan was born in Glasgow in 1948 and after school in England studied medicine at Glasgow University, graduating in 1974. After house appointments in Glasgow he mustered for duty as a medical officer in the RAMC in 1975 having been a medical cadet. He retired in 2004 having been a Consultant in Public Health and having undertaken a variety of both command and staff functions in the Defence and Army Medical Services. His service included studying at the Army Staff College and latterly being a Queen’s Honorary Physician. He was an airborne soldier in both the Regular and Territorial Army. He is possibly best known as the architect of NATO’s first Multi-national Integrated Medical Unit and as the deviser of the Medical Regiment.

In his retirement he has been heavily involved in veterans’ mental health charities and served as a Colonel Commandant RAMC as well as being Honorary Colonel to 144 Parachute Medical Squadron and 225 (Scottish) Medical Regiment. During his time as a Colonel Commandant he was President of the RAMC Association and Chairman of the RAMC Charity finishing as Chairman of the RAMC Benevolence Committee.

He lives in the West of Scotland with his wife, Lesley, of 43 years. Lesley until recently ran her own business and also showed and bred Labrador Retrievers. They have a daughter who works in Conservation. In his spare time he is involved in researching and writing on Military Medical History and is an avid supporter of Scottish and Glasgow Rugby

In his retirement he has been heavily involved in veterans’ mental health charities  well as being Honorary Colonel to 144 Parachute Medical Squadron and 225 (Scottish) Medical Regiment. During his time as a Colonel Commandant he was President of the RAMC Association and Chairman of the RAMC Charity finishing as Chairman of the RAMC Benevolence Committee.

He lives in the West of Scotland with his wife, Lesley, of 43 years. Lesley until recently ran her own business and also showed and bred Labrador Retrievers. They have a daughter who works in Conservation. In his spare time he is involved in researching and writing on Military Medical History and is an avid supporter of Scottish and Glasgow Rugby

The RAMC Association

William Boog LeishmanIn 1925, the RAMC Association was formed to further the camaraderie of WW1 Corps veterans with Sir William Leishman being the first President. There are now some 28 branches around UK with a predominantly veteran membership although most serving Corps members also are members centrally. The Association has traditionally been supported by Corps Funds and especially for the expenses of the branch standards and standard bearers.