Photo courtesy of Willie Vass
As a man who saw active service in the Korean War and went on to become one of the great Rangers players, Harold Davis was the perfect choice to be a Patron of the RSEA.
Harold regularly made the journey from his home in the highlands to Ibrox and to RSEA events. We have raised money from the sale of Harold’s book, Tougher Than Bullets, and have had several successful signing sessions including an excellent Rangers Legends Event at Kirkintilloch Rangers Supporters Club.
In 2014 Harold was awarded the Daily Record Senior Hero award.
We are indebted to Harold and Vi for their encouragement, support and friendship and without their help the RSEA would not have been able to achieve the success it has so far.
Tougher Than Bullets: The Heroic Tale of a Black Watch survivor of the Korean War
As Harold Davis fell under heavy machine-gun fire, his body riddled with bullet wounds and life seemingly slipping away from him, he could not have realised that he was one of the Korean War’s more fortunate soldiers. American medics sprang into action and, against all odds, saved the plucky young Scot, a man who proved tougher than the bullets the brutal enemy showered him with. Unlike tens of thousands of those who fought in the 1950s war, he lived to tell the tale of his horrific experiences on the front line. Now, for the first time, the Black Watch hero shares his vivid and harrowing memories. A man of tremendous grit and determination, Davis was pieced back together during almost two years in hospital. He defied doctors to return to his pre-war career as a professional footballer, building a reputation as one of Scotland’s most feared and revered defenders at Rangers FC.