Queen Elizabeth talking to Lord Elphinstone during an inspection of the Royal Company of Archers at the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh. Her husband King George VI is on the right; Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret Rose are in the center. July 1937.
this uniform belonged to Francis John Carruthers, J.P. (1868-1945), a man whose military career spanned his lifetime. He was Lieutenant-Colonel to the late Kings Own Scottish Borderers, which involved campaigns in Egypt in 1888 and in South Africa during 1900-02. He was also a Brigadier for the Royal Company of Archers, Queen's Bodyguard for Scotland in 1900 and Deputy Assistant Director at the War Office, 1915-19. He then went on to become Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel in 1917