Queens Own Highlanders
(Seaforth & Camerons)
(Seaforth, Gordons & Camerons)
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Remember you can always find us at RHQ, Cameron Barracks in Inverness or the Regimental Museum at Fort George.
Lt Col Tim J. Lai
The Highlanders (Seaforth, Gordons & Camerons) were formed in September 1994 when the Queen’s Own Highlanders were amalgamated with the Gordon Highlanders under “The options for change” review carried out by the Tory Government of the day. Much was made of the campaign “Save Our Soldiers” but alas we were not given any reprieve, and the inevitable amalgamation took place at Dreghorn Barracks in Edinburgh. The name “Queen’s Own Highlanders” was then dropped from the title and the Gordon’s name was added to the title Seaforth & Camerons.
1st Battalion The Highlanders: Tours of Duty
Apr 95 - Apr 97 Ebrington Barracks, Londonderry
Apr 97 - To date Somme Barracks, Catterick
Jan 98 - Feb 98 Exercise “Trumpet Dance” USA
Jun 98 - Sept 98 RRB Fermanagh & Drumcree
Dec 98 - Jun 99 Pl det to 1 Kings Own Royal Border Regt, Bosnia
Jun 98 - Sept 99 Pls. det to 1 Royal Irish, Kosovo
Jun 99 - Jul 99 Exercise “Pond Jump West”, Canada
Jun 00 - Dec 00 Northern Ireland; Armagh
Mar 01 - To date Edinburgh: Redford Barracks
July 6 - 2001 Presentation of New Colours - (Link for Bn pictures)
Aug 2001 Edinburgh Military Tattoo - (Link for Bn pictures)
Sept 2001 Oman: Operation Swift Sword 2
Jan 2002 Kenya: Ex Grand Prix - (Link for Bn pictures)
May 25 2002 HM The Queen: Opening of The General Assembly (Link)
Jan 03 Grenadier Guards/Highlanders Bands tour America (Link)
Above picture: Regimental Magazine, now available from RHQ the Highlanders, Cameron Barracks, Inverness.
Twinning between Companies 1st Battalion The Highlanders
Branches of Queen’s Own Highlanders Regimental Association
B Company - Highland Branch
D Company - Aberdeen & North East + Caithness Branches
Support Company - Pipe Band & Strathclyde Branches
H.Q. Company - Edinburgh & Southern Branches
Companies will produce two newsletters each year in December & June to update their twinned Branch on Company & Battalion news.
Companies will host their twinned Branch during Association days or other events organised by the Battalion for the Association.
If an Association Branch wishes to invite representatives from the Battalion to talk to the Branch or join the Branch for social events then the invitation will be extended to the Twinned Company in the first instance.
Companies will endeavour to visit their twinned Branches during the course of recruiting drives or other events that take place near Branch locations.
Companies will host any individual(s) from twinned Branches who have asked to visit the Battalion outwith events arranged for the Association.
Companies will promote the benefits of Association membership and encourage soldiers to become members.
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