RAE, Stuart James
Wednesday, March 26, 1947
Saturday, June 12, 1971
Killed in action or died of wounds
Roll of Honour:
Lieutenant (Local Captain) Stuart Rae was killed during operations in the Arabian Desert whilst seconded to the Northern Frontier Regiment on special duty with the forces of Muscat and Oman. The Stuart Rae Challenge is a prestigious and tough award open to 14 year old scouts from King Alfred District. It was initiated 42 years ago to celebrate the life of Stuart Rae (1947 – 1971), who had been a scout with the district. During his Scouting years in Cheshire and Wantage and afterwards with the Marines in Norway, the Alps, New Zealand, Malaya and the Himalayas, Stuart had sought adventure on mountains and in jungles and deserts. He notably made a first ascent of the Himalayan mountain Menthosa, (6,444m) in Nov 1970. [Sources: AFM ROH / Kings Alfred District Scouts homepage / Palace Barracks website Oman war dead.]
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