Forbes in the Military
20th and 21st Centuries
From recorded Scottish history in the13th century, members of the House of Forbes have amply demnstrated their military prowess. The Forbeses were well represented in many crucial battles throughout Scottish history, including the 1332 Battle of Dupplin Moor, 1411 Battle of Harlaw, and the Jacobite Uprisings in 1689, 1715, and 1745. Forbeses have also achieved reecognition for their military leadership skills, such as with Brigadier General John Forbes (1707 - 1759) who commanded the expedition that resulted in the founding of Pittsburgh in the U.S.; Admiral John Forbes (1714 - 1796) who became Great Britain's Admiral of the Fleet; and Dame Katherine Jane Trefusis Forbes who becme the first director of the British Women's Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF). This tradition continues into the 20th and 21st century as we salute the Forbes in the Military.
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