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Queen's Own Highlanders


Queen's Own Highlanders

The Queen's Own Highlanders (Seaforth and Camerons)

Cap Badge of the Queen's Own Highlanders
Active 1961 - 1994
Country United Kingdom
Branch Army
Type Line Infantry
Role Armoured Infantry
Size One Battalion
Part of Scottish Division
Garrison/HQ Dreghorn Barracks, Edinburgh
Motto Cuidich 'n Righ (Aid the King)
March Quick: Pibroch o Donal Dubh/March of the Cameron Men/Cabarfeidh (There's also a Military Band/Pipes called Queen's Own Highlanders used to march off
Colonel-in-Chief HRH The Duke of Edinburgh
Tartan Cameron of Erracht (pipers and drummers kilts)

The Queen's Own Highlanders (Seaforth and Camerons), officially abbreviated "QO HLDRS," was an infantry regiment in the Scottish Division of the British Army. It was formed on 7 February 1961 at Redford Barracks, Edinburgh, with the amalgamation of 1st Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders and 1st Battalion, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. Due to the Options for Change defence review, however, 1st Battalion, Queen's Own Highlanders was further amalgamated with 1st Battalion, Gordon Highlanders on 17 September 1994 to form 1st Battalion, The Highlanders (Seaforth, Gordons and Camerons).

The regiment wore the MacKenzie tartan kilt and Cameron trews, with the reverse for the bandmembers.

1st Battalion Queen's Own Highlanders posting locations 1961-1994

Affiliated regiment

Allied regiments

Further reading

  • Regimental H.Q., Queen's Own Highlanders. Queen's Own Highlanders: A Short History. Inverness: Highland Printers, 1961.
  • Regimental H.Q., Queen's Own Highlanders. Queen's Own Highlanders 1961-1971. Inverness: A. Learmonth & Son, 1971.
  • Lieutenant Colonel Fairrie, Angus. "Cuidich'n Righ": A History of the Queen's Own Highlanders (Seaforth and Camerons). Inverness: Regimental H.Q., Queen's Own Highlanders, 1983.

External links

  • Queen's Own Highlanders Association
  • Queen's Own Highlanders Regimental Association (Strathclyde Branch)
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