Pitlochry artist and war veteran Ronald Forbes has died, aged 96.
Born in 1917 in Dundee, he went to Stobswell School, leaving at 14 to join DC Thomson, where he worked as a junior in the art department.
On the outbreak of war in 1939 Mr Forbes joined the Fife and Forfar Yeomanry, serving for more than six years as a tank driver.
He saw action with the 11th Armoured Division in Normandy, Belgium, Holland and Germany in 1944-45, when he lost many friends and comrades.
For many years he contributed to the Fife and Forfar Yeomanry Association and painted the regimental crest and battle honours that were recently restored to the Cupar association.
After the war Mr Forbes went back to college to study art and during the 1950s and early 1960s was a freelance artist working mainly for Amalgamated Press in London on the Rover. Captain Condor was one of his more well-known creations.
On moving back to Dundee, he worked for DC Thomson comics such as Bunty, Judy and Jackie.
He retrained as a teacher, qualifying in 1967, and taught at Fairmuir School in Dundee until his retirement in 1982.
He returned to art and major DIY projects on three homes. From his final home in Moulin, near Pitlochry, he continued drawing and painting into his early nineties.
He exhibited his work in many local galleries and sold Highland landscapes, still life and working horse paintings.
Mr Forbes died peacefully in Perth Royal Infirmary, just a month after his wife Nancy. He is survived by his children Allison and Malcolm.
His funeral will be held at Perth Crematorium on Monday at 11.30am. The request is for no flowers but any donations to the Royal Tank Regiment Benevolent Fund would be appreciated.