In the Service of the Crown


The remarkable story of the career of Budge Bell-Irving, who rose to prominence and public recognition during World War II as the commander of the Seaforth Highlanders and the Loyal Edmonton regiments and went on to become the lieutenant-governor of British Columbia.

About the Author

Raymond Eagle

Posted by Dundurn Guest on December 6, 2014

Raymond Eagle

Raymond Eagle, FSA Scot., is a historian with a particular interest in Scottish and military history. His early years were spent in Eastleigh, Hampshire where many Commonwealth troops were camped in preparation for D-Day. This led to a lifeling interest in military history. In 1949 he joined the British army and was commissioned in the Royal Artillery. spending two years in Hong Kong before continuing in the Territorial Army (Militia).