Scottish Conservative Leader Ruth Davidson made honorary Colonel of 32 Signals Regiment

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Scottish Conservative Leader, Ruth Davidson, is "delighted" to be become an honorary Colonel of 32 Signals Regiment - a regiment she was formerly a member of.

The position is typically carried out by a retired senior military officer or member of the Royal Family but Ruth Davidson will hold the position for the next five years. The role entails being a figurehead for the regiment as well as a counsellor and supporter for its commanding officer and leadership teams.

Ruth Davidson said: "As well as the specialist skills required for the type of regiment you join, the training you receive as a reservist develops leadership, decision making, team work, confidence and moral courage.

"I loved my time in uniform and am so grateful for everything it taught me.

"I am delighted to have been asked back to my former regiment to act as its honorary colonel for the next five years.

"I will work hard to support and encourage the officers, non-commissioned officers and soldiers of 32 Signal Regiment during their training and service, as well as seek to promote a greater understanding and appreciation of the Army reserve as a whole."

The reserve regiment commands squadrons based in Edinburgh, East Kilbride, Glasgow, Belfast and Darlington.

Ruth Davidson was a member of the Territorial Army before becoming an MSP. She has always represented and given her backing to the Armed Forces in parliament.
SNP MSP Mark McDonald quits SNP in Sleaze Investigation
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Aberdeen Donside MSP Mark McDonald has quit the Scottish National Party (SNP).

His resignations follows allegations of misconduct against at least two women.

McDonald resigned from the SNP with immediate effect - but will remain as an Independent MSP.