Angus, the 15th Duke of Hamilton and Brandon
Angus Alan Douglas Douglas-
Angus then qualified as a flying instructor and later as a test pilot. But his quest for speed was not confined to the air. On the ground he was an accomplished motor racing driver and he took part in the Far East Grand Prix. He broke no less than 47 land speed records and he was the holder of more than 60 British national and international land speed and racing titles.
Angus came from a rather exceptional ‘RAF family’. His father and three of his uncles each commanded a squadron; a unique situation that is unlikely ever to be repeated. Angus was invited to become the Honorary Air Commodore of No 2 (City of Edinburgh) Maritime Headquarters Unit of the Royal Auxiliary Air Force, a position he held for eight years. He was a huge supporter of the Auxiliaries and held them in high esteem..
Angus, Duke of Hamilton, leaves Kay, the Dowager Duchess and his three children including Alex now the 16th Duke of Hamilton. He will long be remembered as an innovative and skilled engineer, a world record holder of some distinction, an acclaimed author, musician, animal lover, a well above average RAF pilot, a Royal Archer, Scotland’s premier peer, Keeper of the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Bearer of the Crown of Scotland, fierce supporter of The Queen and not least as the Honorary Air Commodore of No 2 (City of Edinburgh) Maritime Headquarters Unit of the Royal Auxiliary Air Force.