Friends and colleagues to honour tragic war hero at fundraising day

Archie, right, will be honoured on a plaque at the Marlow club

Archie, right, will be honoured on a plaque at the Marlow club

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A WAR veteran who died following last year’s Remembrance Day parade in Marlow will be honoured by his friends and colleagues next week during a charity golf day in his memory.

The Archie Beaty Memorial Golf Day takes place at Flackwell Heath Golf Club on Friday, June 27, dedicated to the former Scots Guard.

Mr Beaty, who played drums in the Scots Guards Pipes & Drums Association Band, suffered a heart attack while on parade in Marlow last November but despite paramedics best efforts, he could not be saved.

And the Marlow Royal British Legion club has organised a packed day in memory of the 56-year-old father of three from Windsor, who saved the life of a fellow soldier during the Falklands War.

Club chairman Lee Wiltshire said: "It was decided almost immediately that we would hold some form of annual fund raising event in his memory and with permission from his widow Dianne it was agreed that we would hold a golf day the day before Armed Forces day, so it's quite poignant.

"We have always had a strong connection with the Pipes & Drums Association but even more so now and we have their full support for the event.

"We're hoping to raise as much money as we can in his memory for the Poppy Appeal which was something he believed in strongly and was close to his heart being a Falklands veteran."

The Marlow club will also erect a plaque as a constant reminder of Mr Beatty’s 20 years on the Armistice Day parade.

Shaun Murphy, chairman of the Marlow RBL branch which is separate to the club on Station Approach, said the day would be emotional for everyone involved as they remembered the veteran.

The golf day is part of a weekend dedicated to Armed Forces Day, which is marked on Saturday, June 28.

The Royal Logistics Corps, which has squadrons and regiments based near Marlow, will be on hand as the day to show appreciation for the work of the armed forces takes place on The Causeway and at the RBL club on Station Approach from 10am.

And Mr Beaty's pipers band will be attending the club and playing on the Saturday evening for the plaque unveiling.

The occasion is designed for the public to show their support for servicemen and women, their families, reservists, veterans and cadets.

Tickets for the gold day cost £45 including a two course meal and 18 holes.

Email the chairman info@rblmarlow.co.uk or rblmarlow@live.co.uk or call 07827 275177 for more details.

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