The Queen Motherís happy childhood was marred by the death of her elder brother Fergus, who was killed in World War I. During the war her mother turned Glamis Castle into a convalescent home for wounded soldiers and Elizabeth helped to nurse them. This was the start of strong connections with the military, which she has always maintained. In later years she became Colonel in Chief of the Black Watch, her brother Fergusís regiment, and is still associated with over 20 British and Commonwealth units.
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