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  • 10.00am - 5.30pm
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Regiments and Corps

The Highlanders (Seaforth, Gordons and Camerons)

A soldier of The Highlanders in Bosnia, 2003

A soldier of The Highlanders in Bosnia, 2003

A soldier of The Highlanders in Bosnia, 2003

Origins

In 1994, The Queen’s Own Highlanders (Seaforth and Camerons) was amalgamated with The Gordon Highlanders to form a new single-battalion regiment, The Highlanders (Seaforth, Gordons and Camerons).

Cap badge, The Highlanders (Seaforth, Gordons and Camerons), c2005

Cap badge, The Highlanders, c2005

A corporal of The Highlanders meeting a local, Bosnia, 2003

A corporal of The Highlanders meeting a local, Bosnia, 2003

Deployments

In 1995, the new regiment undertook a two-year deployment to Northern Ireland on security duties. A long period of home service then followed, only interrupted by training exercises in North America (1998-99) and one company's garrison duties in the Falklands (2000).

In 2002-03, The Highlanders deployed to Kosovo and then Bosnia on peacekeeping duties. The regiment then joined the Bergen-Hohne Garrison in Germany in 2004. From there, it undertook a six-month tour of Iraq in 2005–06 during Operation Telic.

Legacy

In 2006, The Highlanders was one of six Scottish regiments which merged to form The Royal Regiment of Scotland, becoming the new unit’s 4th Battalion. As with the other merged regiments, it was permitted to retain its name as a battalion of the new unit.

Regimental museums

The National Army Museum works together with Regimental and Corps Museums across the country to help provide a network of military museums for everyone to visit and enjoy.

Explore the history and collections of The Highlanders by visiting The Highlanders' Museum at Fort George in Inverness.

The Highlanders' Museum

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