Tributes paid to Corporal William Savage

Lieutenant Colonel Robin Lindsay, Commanding Officer, The Royal Highland Fusiliers, 2nd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland:

“We will remember Corporal William Savage as an exceptional soldier, a dedicated leader and a gentleman in the truest sense of the word. He was a classic example of a Scottish infantryman; robust, committed and blessed with a fine line in banter".

“The loss of Corporal Savage has been a hammer blow to the Battalion and the Regimental family. We are all immensely proud to have known him and we will miss him dearly. He will always be remembered as a brilliant soldier and a remarkable man".

Corporal William Thomas Savage, 2nd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland.
Corporal William Thomas Savage, 2nd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland. Credit: MoD

Sergeant Saisi Vono, Platoon Sergeant, Platoon, B Company, The Royal Highland Fusiliers, 2nd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland:

“Sav was a good friend and comrade within the B Company Group. I have known him for years, he was a good humble person and very well respected by his peers. My friend, may your soul rest in peace and my heart goes out to your family mucker. May God bless your soul”.

Corporal Connor Grant, 2 Section Commander, 1 Platoon, B Company, The Royal Highland Fusiliers, 2nd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland:

“A true professional and a true friend. I am proud to have known him, he was taken far too soon”.

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