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Bernard Fergusson (1911–1980), Lord Ballantrae

© the artist's estate / Bridgeman Images. Photo credit: The Black Watch Castle & Museum

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Bernard Fergusson joined The Black Watch as Second Lieutenant in 1931. Amongst other roles he served as ADC (aide-de-camp, or personal secretary) to Major General A. P. Wavell in 1935, and Private Secretary in 1941. He was wounded whilst commanding No. 5 Column First Wingate Expedition in Burma in 1943, and served as Brigadier commanding the 16th Infantry Brigade, Second Wingate Expedition in 1943.

The Black Watch Castle & Museum



oil on canvas 


H 121.5 x W 88 cm

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Acquisition method

gift from 1st Battalion The Black Watch, 1986; on loan to The Black Watch, 3rd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland

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Ruskin Spear


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The Black Watch Castle & Museum

Balhousie Castle, Hay Street, Perth, Perth and Kinross PH1 5HR Scotland

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