Recruiting Poster for the Cameronians

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Recruiting Poster for the Cameronians

Post  Sean on Mon 01 Mar 2010, 12:38 am

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One of the most distinctive regular army uniforms, and a great pity they went by the wayside (like so many Scottish units)

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Re: Recruiting Poster for the Cameronians

Post  buistR on Mon 08 Mar 2010, 6:03 pm

In addition to its distinctive uniform weren't the Scottish Rifles (Cameronians) also unique in choosing to be disbanded? That is rather than accept amalgamation during the 1968-2006 restructuring, which saw all of the old UK line infantry and cavalry vanish into large regiments.


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Post  Sean on Mon 08 Mar 2010, 6:40 pm

I believe you are right. They chose disbandment as opposed to amalgamation.
It was something of a bitter fight, and there is the ever diminishing hope the regiment will be re-raised(???)

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Pride in a name

Post  wfrad on Tue 09 Mar 2010, 4:39 am

A number of regiments have asked to be disbanded rather than amalgamate with others, but been ignored and have still had their name link to the new regiment.
Although the Cameronians (Sotish Rifles) name was allowed to go.
Just to add, thier battle Honours continue to be shown in the army list.

An example of the butchery,
The Cameroon’s for example:
Pre ’61 were The Queens Own Cameron Highlanders numbered in 1793 as the 79th of Foot,
In 1961 the titled regiment became the Queen’s Own Highlanders (Seaforth and Camerons) (72nd, 78th 79th).
In 1994 the titled regiment became The Highlanders (Seaforth Gordons and Camerons).

In 1968 a couple of light infantry regiments didn’t wish to amalgamate also, for example I believe that the DLI didn't wish for their name to be 'watered down' by amalgamation.
So like in many things regarding the British establishment, what regiments wanted didn't account for much, what the powers to be wanted to happen, happened.
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