A FORMER governor of Strathallan School in Perthshire, and honorary

commodore of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Club, Mr J. Alastair

Montgomerie has died, aged 75.

Mr Montgomerie, better known as Monty, was credited with setting up

the club, based on the SV Carrick in Glasgow, and re-establishing it

after the ship sank 11 years ago.

He was educated at Strathallan and Cambridge and became chairman of

the family business, Glasgow bakers Montgomerie and Co in Ibrox.

He served with the Royal Navy in the Second World War and was latterly

in command of a flotilla, retiring with the rank of

Lieutenant-Commander. He was involved with the King George's Fund for

Sailors, of which he was chairman, and was involved in the restoration

of the Cutty Sark.

He died at home in Sorn, Ayrshire, on December 16. Mr Montgomerie,

father-in-law of Scottish Industry Minister Mr Ian Lang, is survived by

his wife, Patricia, their son, and three daughters.