Today is ‘Armed Forces Day’ (formerly Veterans Day until 2009) and as a QPR connection to this commemoration, we profile R’s fan Ruairidh (Rory) Burton from Perth in Scotland. He joined the Royal Highland Fusiliers which comes under the banner of the Royal Regiment of Scotland and his proud dad Richard forwarded me the pic of Rory shown below.
Richard tells me that Rory took a year to complete his training due to a broken foot. Despite this he continued with his regiment for a further 5 weeks without telling anyone. He relied on taking pain killers until the last exercise before he was due to pass out when he caught his foot in a cattle grid which put him back 12 weeks !
Rory is currently based at Fallingbostel in Germany and is set for a tour of duty in Afghanistan in a few months. We wish him all the best.
Stay safe and well Rory.