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Old 28-02-2015, 07:25 PM   #40
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Arrow Cameroon Rifle

Cap Badge of The Cameronians..
The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) was an infantry regiment of the British Army, the only regiment of rifles amongst the Scottish regiments of infantry. It was formed in 1881 under the Childers Reforms by the amalgamation of 2 other regiments:

26th Cameronian Regiment..
90th Perthshire Light Infantry..

After the amalgamation, the 1st Battalion preferred to be known as "The Cameronians" while the 2nd preferred to be known as "The Scottish Rifles" and relations between the two battalions were correct rather than friendly. The regiment saw service during the Second Boer War in South Africa, and raised 27 battalions during the First World War...

The Douglas tartan..

The regiment's cap badge featured a Mullet from the coat of arms of the Douglas family on a stringed bugle within two sprigs of thistle...

Every new member of the regiment was issued a Bible, as a nod to Richard Cameron, after whom the original 26th Foot was named..

The regiment's only Colonel-in-Chief was King Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden... sent in their best man, and when we roll across the 69th Street bridge tomorrow, on our way to freedom, we're going to have their best man leading the way - from the neck up!..
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