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Air Force Champion Piper of 2001
MAN Sergeant Sandy Dalziel is now the Royal Air Force Champion
Piper of 2001.
who has been in the RAF for 18 years and is presently stationed
at Kinloss, travelled to RAF Halton to take part in the piping
was Pipe-Major Samson of The Highlanders, who is also the
Senior Pipe-Major of the Army and he gave Sandy the premier
award on his aggregate score for his playing of pibroch, march,
strathspey and reel.
tunes Sandy played were "The Lament for the Old Sword",
"Pipe-Major John Stewart", "Caber Feidh"
and "John Morrison of Assynt House".
a youngster Sandy was a member of Lochryan Pipe Band and,
until he joined the RAF, played in many competitions with
the band and also took part in solo events with much success.
was presented with a rose bowl and a skean dbhu to mark his
achievement by the Station Commander of RAF Halton.