The funeral of former People’s Journal editor Robert Paterson took place at Dundee Crematorium on Wednesday.
Mr Paterson, known as Bob, was 93.
Born and raised in Dundee, Mr Paterson attended Harris Academy.
He joined the editorial staff of DC Thomson and Co Ltd’s boys’ papers after leaving and school and was chief sub-editor of The Wizard and The Rover when he enlisted in The Black Watch in 1942.
Mr Paterson was seconded to the Leicestershire Regiment, then posted to the Bangalore Officers’ Training School, gaining his commission in the Indian Army.
After serving in India, he spent three years in Iran and Iraq, based for much of the time at Khorramshahr.
After demob he returned to Dundee and resumed work on The Wizard before transferring to The People’s Journal in 1947.
In 1973 he was appointed deputy editor and then, four years later, editor.
While editor, he led the successful campaign for a whole body scanner at Ninewells hospital.
He also edited The Dundee Extra.
Mr Paterson retired in 1988.
Predeceased by his wife Odette, he is survived by his children Yvonne and Rod and three grandchildren.