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List of Scottish Regiments


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Guest KevinEndon

Here is a list of Scottish Regiments who served during the war.

Scots Guards

Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders

Black Watch

Cameron Highlanders

Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)

Gordon Highlanders

Highland Light Infantry

Kings Own Scottish Borderers

Royal Scots

Royal Scots Fusiliers

Seaforth Highlanders

on top of this there is the Scots Greys and the Ayrshire Yeomanry, can I ask pals to add to this list any other Scottish regiments that I have missed out please.

Kevin

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Lanarkshire Yeomanry - who joined with the Ayrshire Yeomanry in 1917 to become 12th Bn RSF.

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Coldstream is in Scotland, does that mean they are ours as well?

Being that there were on 19 Mc's on SDGW serving with the Coldstream Guards then I guess it belongs to the sassanachs and out of the 19 only one was born in Scotland.

Cheers for the replies, do we know if there are any more, I have a cunning plan.

Kevin

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Coldstream Guards, a regiment which derives its name from the little Border town in Berwickshire, where it was formed by General Monck in 1650 from two of Cromwell's regiments. Later the name of the 2nd (Cold-stream) Foot Guards was adopted. -_-

Chris

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Montgomery's Highlanders

MacDonald's Highlanders

Loudon's Highlanders

Northern Ireland Establishment Scots

Johnstone's Highlanders

Argyle Highlanders

Aberdeenshire Highland Regiment

Royal Highland Regiment

Fraser's Highlanders

Keiths's and Campbell's Highlanders

The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders

The 78th Highlanders or Ross-Shire Buffs

The Gordon Highlanders

Eighty-Ninth Highland Regiment

The Earl of Loudoun Regiment of Foote

Lord MacLeod's Highlanders

Athole Highlanders

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Guest KevinEndon
Montgomery's Highlanders

MacDonald's Highlanders

Loudon's Highlanders

Northern Ireland Establishment Scots

Johnstone's Highlanders

Argyle Highlanders

Aberdeenshire Highland Regiment

Royal Highland Regiment

Fraser's Highlanders

Keiths's and Campbell's Highlanders

The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders

The 78th Highlanders or Ross-Shire Buffs

The Gordon Highlanders

Eighty-Ninth Highland Regiment

The Earl of Loudoun Regiment of Foote

Lord MacLeod's Highlanders

Athole Highlanders

how many of these were in the war and not on my list.

Kevin

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I have a collection of ww1 Scottish regimental cap badges and was not 100% sure if I had them all, my first post was a list of the regiments taken from the LLT who fought in the war, I also have a few on the war memorial I am researching from the Scots Greys and the Ayrshire Yeomanry. I wanted to know if I had all the cap badges so I could mount them in a frame. I didn't start the issue of Coldstream Guards being Scottish or not. When someone added that the Coldstream guards were Scottish I had to ask if they were or not as I didn't want to miss them out. I was not the one who said that it was Scottish but Berwick was English and so on.

I hope that explains what I was after, and I am still non the wiser if the Coldstream guards were English formed in a Scottish village or are Scottish because they were formed in a Scottish village. I have hit my head against the wall a good few times now and about to place my head in the oven.

Maybe you can clarify all the Scottish regiments who served during WW1 as I will take your list as gospel.

Kevin

Being that forum rules state that I should keep things in the right places I started this post in medals etc.

 

Blame Tom, he's the stirrer lol

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Aha!. Got it.

I think you have them all listed now, once you add the Yeomanry ones. Coldstream Guards are never counted as Scots.

If you're being picky, you could add the Manchester Scots...

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Cheers Chris, I only wanted the Scottish regiments it was others who added the English ones with Scottish connections.

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This has been an interesting and, at times. amusing discussion.

I hesitate to say that my Grandfather was a Welshman, served for a time as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Welch Rgt before the war, but when war broke out he was returning to the UK and the first recruiting office he found was for the Lovat Scouts. Despite being Welsh he fought with the Lovats at Gallipoli rising through the ranks from Private finishing as Lieutenant at the end of 1918.

Long live the union!

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