Our President for 1948/49 was:
Field Marshal The Right Hon. Earl Wavell of Cyrenaica and Winchester
He proposed the Toast to Sir Walter at our 41st Annual Dinner on Friday 7th January 1949 in The North British Station Hotel, Edinburgh
Read the text of his address here
Archibald Percival Wavell, 1st Earl Wavell, GCB, GCSI, GCIE, CMG, MC, KStJ, PC (5 May 1883 – 24 May 1950) was a senior officer of the British Army. He served in the Second Boer War, the Bazar Valley Campaign and World War I, during which he was wounded in the Second Battle of Ypres. He served in the Second World War, initially as Commander-in-Chief Middle East, in which role he led British forces to victory over the Italians in western Egypt and eastern Libya during Operation Compass in December 1940, only to be defeated by the German Army in the Western Desert in April 1941. He served as Commander-in-Chief, India, from July 1941 until June 1943 (apart from a brief tour as Commander of ABDACOM) and then served as Viceroy of India until his retirement in February 1947.
Text source: Wikipedia
Image source: The Edinburgh Sir Walter Scott Club Annual Bulletin 1949