Major Dr Roy McLellan Archibald RAMC was Director of Medical Services for the National Coal Board.

He was the son of Dr R R Archibald of Huddersfield. He went to Epsom College from 1932 to 1939 where he won the Ann du Bois Prize and then Medical School at Glasgow, where he was elected President of the Scottish National Union of Students.

On graduation he was appointed Director of Medical Services for the National Coal Board, after promoted Chief Medical Officer of the National Coal Board, and Consultant Physician for the National Coal Board.

Archibald joined the Lodge in 1972. He progressed through the offices before being installed as Worshipful Master in in 1976. He then served as ADC from 1977 to 1983 and DC from 1983 to 1985. He was Assistant Secretary in 1985 and Secretary from 1986 to 1990.

He was given London Grand Rank in 1984, Senior London Grand rank in 1991, and Past Grand Standard Bearer in 1992.

He was also a member of the Chapter of Progress No 1768 with his fellow Lodge member Major Don Boydell.

He was commissioned into the RAMC in September 1944.

He was well regarded in the medical profession and especially with St John’s Ambulance. He was appointed as Brigade Knight of Grace of the Venerable Order of St John of Jerusalem.

He was an Honorary Fellow of the Ergonomics Society and President of the Society of Occupational Medicine for 1980-1981.

He died in 2010.