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Haig Fund

Established in 1921, the Haig Fund is designed to assist ex-servicemen in Scotland. Its founder, Field Marshal Douglas Haig (the first Earl Haig), was a prominent Scottish commander in World War I who dedicated his postwar life to serving the veterans of Scotland. Some controversy surrounds Haig and his actions during World War I, which led to heavy casualties of Scottish troops. The Haig Fund now trades under the brand of Poppyscotland, and it has merged with the Royal British Legion. Best known for its annual Scottish Poppy Appeal, the charity raises over 2 million pounds a year, which is then redistributed to ex-servicemen through financial assistance, long-term care, housing, and employment.

Born in 1861, Douglas Haig was a British field marshal. He served in Sudan ...

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