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The Society has received a delightful handwritten letter from a lady called Catherine, who lives in Versailles in France.
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She explains in impeccable English that her husband is a French Gendarme, who was recently in charge of the security of supporters during the Rugby Union match between Scotland and France at the Stade de France on Sunday 12th February.
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She writes that her husband, Guillaume, who does not speak English had some “very nice and friendly exchanges with Scottish supporters both before and after the match”. After the supporters had left he found a “pin” with 'Deo Juvante Invidiam Superabo' engraved on it.
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Catherine and her husband were keen that the pin should be returned to its rightful owner. So they researched the motto on the internet and from our website discovered the connection with Clan MacThomas .
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They were interested to read the history of our Clan. In her letter Catherine comments “Although we do not have such clans in France we fully understand the sense of belonging it means”.
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We have asked Catherine to send the “pin” back to the Clan Society and have promised that we will try to locate its owner – hence this page.
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If you believe that the “pin” belongs to you will please contact the Society Webmaster. We will require you to provide a full description of the pin together with some sort of evidence that you were in France on that day.
Added 22/02/2017
Last Updated 22/02/2017