Old Photograph Argyle And Sutherland Highlanders Dingwall Scotland

Old photograph of The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders in Dingwall, Scotland. The regiment was created under the Childers Reforms in 1881, as the Princess Louise's Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, by the amalgamation of the 91st Argyllshire Highlanders Regiment of Foot and 93rd Sutherland Highlanders Regiment of Foot. The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders was expanded to fifteen battalions during the Great War, 1914 to 1918, and nine during World War II, 1939 to 1945. The 1st Battalion served in the 1st Commonwealth Division in the Korean War and gained a high public profile for its role in Aden during 1967. As part of the restructuring of the infantry in 2006, the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders was amalgamated with the Royal Scots, the King's Own Scottish Borderers, the Royal Highland Fusiliers, Princess Margaret's Own Glasgow and Ayrshire Regiment, the Black Watch, Royal Highland Regiment and the Highlanders, Seaforth, Gordons and Camerons, into the seven battalion strong Royal Regiment of Scotland. Following a further round of defence cuts announced in July 2012 the 5th Battalion was reduced to a single public duties company called Balaklava Company, 5th Battalion, Royal Regiment of Scotland, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.

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