Highlanders (Seaforth, Gordons and Camerons)


Highlanders (Seaforth, Gordons and Camerons)

Infobox Military Unit
unit_name=The Highlanders, 4th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland


caption=Cap Badge of the Royal Regiment of Scotland
dates=28 March 2006-
country=United Kingdom
branch=Army
type=Line Infantry
command_structure=7th Armoured Brigade
role=Armoured Infantry
size= One Battalion
current_commander=
garrison= Fallingbostel, Germany
ceremonial_chief=HRH The Duke of Edinburgh
ceremonial_chief_label=Royal Colonel
colonel_of_the_regiment=
nickname=
motto="Nemo Me Impune Lacessit" (No One Assails Me With Impunity)
colors=
identification_symbol_2= [http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb309/hammersfan_01/Tartans/Government.gifGovernment]
[http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb309/hammersfan_01/Tartans/CameronofErracht.gifCameron of Erracht (Pipers kilts and plaids)]
identification_symbol_2_label=Tartan
identification_symbol=
identification_symbol_label=Tactical Recognition Flash
identification_symbol_3=Blue
identification_symbol_3_label=Hackle
march=
mascot=
battles=
notable_commanders=
anniversaries=
Infobox Military Unit
unit_name=The Highlanders (Seaforth, Gordons and Camerons)


caption=Cap Badge of the Highlanders
dates=17 September 1994-28 March 2006
country=United Kingdom
branch=Army
type=Line Infantry
role=Armoured Infantry
size= One Battalion
current_commander=
garrison=Fallingbostel, Germany
ceremonial_chief= HRH The Duke of Edinburgh
ceremonial_chief_label=Colonel-in-Chief
colonel_of_the_regiment=
nickname=
motto="Cuidich 'n Righ" (Aid the King)
colors=
march=Quick: "The West Highland Laddie"
mascot=
battles=
notable_commanders=
anniversaries=
identification_symbol_2= [http://www.regiments.org/tradition/tartans/gordon.htm Gordon (kilt)]
[http://www.regiments.org/tradition/tartans/mackenz.htm Seaforth Mackenzie (trews)]
[http://www.regiments.org/tradition/tartans/camerone.htm Cameron of Erracht (pipers and drummers kilts)]
identification_symbol_2_label=Tartan

The Highlanders (Seaforth, Gordons and Camerons) was an infantry regiment, part of the Scottish Division. The regiment was the only one in the British Army with a Gaelic motto - "Cuidich 'n Righ" which means "Aid the King".

The regiment was formed September 17 1994, as part of the Options for Change defence review, by the amalgamation of the Queen's Own Highlanders (Seaforth and Camerons) and The Gordon Highlanders.

In 2004, as part of the restructuring of the infantry, it was announced that The Highlanders would be amalgamated with the other Scottish infantry regiments into the single large Royal Regiment of Scotland. The amalgamation took place on 28 March 2006. As with the other Scottish regiments, the Highlanders were permitted to retain their former name as the new battalion's primary title, with the battalion number as a subtitle. Therefore, the new battalion is named The Highlanders (4th Battalion, Royal Regiment of Scotland). The current battalion is based in Fallingbostel, British Forces Germany, part of 7 Armoured Brigade, the descendants of World War II's Desert Rats, equipped with the Warrior Infantry Vehicle.

The regiment wore the Gordon tartan when in kilts and the Seaforth Mackenzie when in trews. The pipers and drummers continue to wear the regimental cap badge and kilts in the Cameron of Erracht tartan. The battalion primarily recruits from across the Northwest Highlands and from the traditional Gordon heartlands in Moray, Aberdeenshire and Angus. The Battalion Headquarters is located at Cameron Barracks in Inverness.

The regiment's name is also continued by the Army shinty team, The Highlanders. Due to the 4th Battalion's regular placements abroad, the team only plays in cup matches.

Alliances

* - The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa
* - The 48th Highlanders of Canada
*CAN - The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada
*CAN - The Seaforth Highlanders of Canada
*CAN - The Toronto Scottish Regiment (Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother's Own)
*AUS - 5th/6th Bn, The Royal Victoria Regiment via The Victorian Scottish Regiment
*AUS - 7th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment
*AUS - The Royal South Australia Regiment
*AUS - The Royal Western Australia Regiment
*NZL - The Otago and Southland Regiment
*NZL - The Wellington (City of Wellington's Own) and Hawke's Bay Regiment
*RSA - The Cape Town Highlanders
*RN - HMS "Sutherland"
*RN - HMS "Victorious"

Lineage

External links

* [http://www.army.mod.uk/highlanders/ Official website]
* [http://www.regiments.org/regiments/uk/inf/072H(SGC).htm regiments.org page on the Highlanders]
*http://www.cabarfeidh.com/highlanders_pages.htm


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