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S5W-17548: Richard Lochhead (Moray)

Scottish National Party

Date lodged: 28 June 2018

To ask the Scottish Government when details of the successor to Eric Fraser, Scottish Veterans Commissioner, will be announced.

Answered by: Graeme Dey 28 June 2018

I want to express my thanks to Eric Fraser for his outstanding work over the past four years. He has achieved a great deal and his work has informed future priorities for this government. I have very much appreciated his great dedication to promoting veterans as assets to both employers and society.

I am pleased to announce that I have appointed Charles (Charlie) Wallace as a very able successor to Eric Fraser.

Colonel Charlie Wallace has had an exemplary 35 year career in the Army and is currently the Deputy Commander, 51st Infantry Brigade and HQ Scotland. Colonel Wallace will succeed Mr Fraser when his tenure ends in the Autumn. Details of Colonel Wallace’s appointment are currently being finalised, and I look forward to working with him when he commences this vital role.