As an avid student of history, I have often wondered what it was like to live through the Second World War. From the despair of defeat in 1940, through years of changing fortunes to the final triumph of victory and the hope of reaping the prize of a better world. Six years in which the old order was swept away to be replaced by a new set of realities, challenges and threats.
When Calum McCarthy fired the first shots of the RDR at Gleneagles back in 2005, who could have predicted that 7 years later we would still be waiting for the end? And, in many ways, RDR has felt like a war.