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Old Fettesian awarded retrospective Scotland rugby cap on Armistice Day

We are very proud of OF, Dr Ewan CK Douglas (Gl 1936-1940) (deceased) who received a retrospective Scottish Rugby Cap for wartimes services to Scottish Rugby on Armistice Day, yesterday at Murrayfield. 

Ewan was a talented sportsman who was in the 1st teams for Rugby, Hockey, Cricket and Athletics at Fettes.

He studied Medicine at Edinburgh University and captained both the rugby and athletics teams.  He made a winning Scotland rugby team debut aged 19 against England in 1942 at Inverleith.  A further three matches followed against England at Wembley, Inverleith and Leicester.  

Athletics began to take precedence as a third place in the hammer in the AAA’s – the British Championships – in 1948 earned Douglas a place in the London Olympics. He went on to represent Britain in 18 internationals, including two European Championships and Olympic Games and Scotland in the Empire / Commonwealth Games at Vancouver in 1954 where he won a bronze medal and at Cardiff in 1958.  In addition he set multiple British and Scottish records and won several Scottish Championships and one AAA’s title.

We are delighted for Ewan’s family and friends that his contribution to Scottish rugby has been recognised with a retrospective cap.