LORD ELGIN. (Andrew Douglas Alexander Thomas Bruce, 11th Earl of Elgin and 15th Earl of Kincardine.) Served his country in the second world war as a lieutenant in the Scots Guard 3rd (armoured) division. He was injured shortly after the D-Day landings 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. Lord Elgin has held numerous high profile business appointments, served as a justice of the peace and a high commissioner to the general assembly of the church of Scotland.
In 1982 HM the Queen installed him as a Knight of the Thistle. He has received the freedom of many cities around Canada including a Canadian forces decoration and a Norwegian order of St. Olav.Lord Elgin is the chief of clan Bruce.