Andrew Bruce, 11th Earl of Elgin

Noble person from United Kingdom

Andrew Douglas Alexander Thomas Bruce, 11th Earl of Elgin and 15th Earl of Kincardine, KT, CD, JP (born 17 February 1924), styled Lord Bruce before 1968, is a Scottish peer. Bruce is the eldest son of Edward Bruce, 10th Earl of Elgin and the Honourable Katherine Elizabeth Cochrane, daughter of Thomas Cochrane, 1st Baron Cochrane of Cults, and is a descendant of Robert the Bruce. He was educated at Eton and at Balliol College, Oxford. He served in the 3rd (Armoured) Bn Scots Guards as a lieutenant and was wounded in the break out from Normandy in August 1944. Since 1970, he has been Colonel-in-Chief of the 31 Combat Engineer Regiment (The Elgins), and of the 153 (Highland) Transport Regiment from 1976 to 1986. Elgin has held a number of business appointments, including as President of the Scottish Amicable Life Assurance Society (1975–1994), and Chairman of the National Savings Committee for Scotland. He was President of the Royal Scottish Automobile Club, and the Scottish motor racing team, Ecurie Ecosse. He was appointed a Justice of the Peace in 1951, was Deputy Lieutenant of Fife 1955–1987, and Lord Lieutenant 1987–1999. In 1980 he was appointed by HM The Queen as Her Lord High  ( Wikipedia article )


Personal facts

Date of birth
United Kingdom
Edward Bruce


Institution From To
Balliol College
Eton College

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