20/02/2017 · Later, he worked as a piper with a traveling theater, and in the late 1950s, he trained in Glasgow as a psychiatric nurse. Millin honored his commander and friend, Lord Lovat, by playing a lament at his funeral in 1995, and he donated the same pipes he played on the beach to the National War Museum in Edinburgh, on the 60th Anniversary of DDay.
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02/06/2013 · Some time later, captured German soldiers told him they did not shoot him because they thought he was just a crazy man. In the 1962 movie, The Longest Day, Bill Millin was played by Pipe Major Leslie de Laspee, official piper to the Queen Mother at the time the film was made. P/M de Laspee can be seen in this realistic clip from the movie.
22/12/2018 · He played in the pipe band of the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders before volunteering at Achnacarry in 1941 for training as a commando. There he met Lord Lovat, to whom he would become a personal piper. On DDay, Bill was one month short of 22 years old. Lord Lovat, Newhaven, 1942.
Millin is best remembered for playing the pipes whilst under fire during the DDay landing in Normandy. Pipers had traditionally been used in battle by Scottish and Irish soldiers. However, the use of bagpipes was restricted to rear areas by the time of the Second World War by the British Army. Lovat, nevertheless, ignored these orders and ordered Millin, then aged 21, to play.