Bill McLaren's story in pictures

WE look back at the life of legendary rugby commentator Bill McLaren, who passed away today.

• Bill McLaren is pictured in the East Fortune Sanatorium, March 1949, whilst suffering from TB

• Bill McLaren pictured in his army uniform at the end of WW2

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• Bill Mclaren, pictured third from left in the front row, while serving with the Royal Artillery in Bolzano, Italy in 1946

• Bill McLaren pictured early in his presenting days of the BBC.

The Scot first presented on BBC Radio in 1953.

• The Ireland rugby team present Bill McLaren with a Waterford crystal decanter to mark his retirement in 2003

• The Murrayfield press gallery is named after Bill in 2002

• McLaren is shown on the big screen while commentating on his final match during the Six Nations Championship match between Wales and Scotland at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff

• Receiving his MBE from the Queen in 2003 a the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh.

• Bill McLaren 1923 to 2010

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