The RHS Club is sad to announce the death of David (Dave) Somerville.
Dave graced the High School History Department between 1960 and 1970, when he left to become Principal History teacher at Broughton.
Dave was also well known as Flight Lt. Somerville, leader of the RHS Air Training Corps (ATC). He was also part of the School Career Services team.
He was considered by many to be an inspirational teacher, and was also famous for his outstanding dress sense. He was sometimes described as suave Dave.
The two attached photographs show two years of ATC visits to RAF installations in England. Martin Bryden, who was a History teacher in the same era as Dave, and also a great friend asks anyone who recognises themselves in the photos to get in touch with us.
The Scotsman Obituary notice of Monday 11th March reads as follows.
SOMERVILLE David (New Town) Peacefully, at St Margaret’s Care Home on February 22, 2019, aged 89, will be sadly missed by all family and friends. Former history teacher at Broughton High School and Royal High and a member of the Royal Burgess Golf Club. A graveside service will be held at Piershill Cemetery on Friday, March 15, at 11 am, to which all are welcome. Flowers, if desired, to McKenzie & Millar, 83-89 Great Junction Street, EH6 5HZ.