Secretary of the Arbroath branch of the Royal British Legion dies suddenly

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Keith Baldry

The secretary of the Arbroath branch of the Royal British Legion Keith Baldry has passed away suddenly at his home.

A post mortem has been ordered to establish the cause of death of the 64-year-old who died on December 29.

Mr Baldry was born and raised in London and entered the British Army after he left school at 15.

He was a member of Grenadier Guards and he conducted several tours of Northern Ireland and rose to the rank of company sergeant major.

He also saw action at the frontline of the first Gulf War with the Scots Guards before he trained troops in Germany.

After leaving the Army in 1997, he lived in Arbroath where he was an active member of the Arbroath branch of the Royal British Legion.

Mr Baldry was secretary of the branch and helped organise and oversee events.

He was also an active member of The East of Scotland Branch of The Royal Marines Association and was well known friend to various branches of the military throughout Angus.

After he left the Army he helped to train Grenadier Guards cadets in Ipswich and also worked as a lorry driver.

He is survived by his mother Iris.