Old Photograph 6th Regiment Gordon Highlanders Echt Scotland

Old photograph of the 6th Regiment Gordon Highlanders at Camp by Echt, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. During World War I, the 1/6th, Banff and Donside Battalion landed at Le Havre as part of the 20th Brigade in the 7th Division for service on the Western Front. During World War II, the 6th, Banffshire Battalion, a Territorial Army battalion, was transferred from the 153rd Brigade in the 51st Highland Division before it joined the 2nd Infantry Brigade of the 1st Infantry Division. It took part in the Dunkirk evacuation. The 6th Battalion fought through the Tunisian, North African and Italian campaigns, in both the Battle of Anzio and Operation Diadem, and later the Battle for the Gothic Line, before ending the war on garrison duty in Palestine. Echt has a number of prehistoric remains, including the so called Barmekin of Echt which is on a hill to the northwest. There is also the Cullerlie stone circle near Sunhoney Farm, which may date from the Bronze Age.

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