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Cameronians (Scottish Rifles).


This web site has been set up to display selections of pictures taken over the years of my late fathers service with the Cameronians Regiment.

My father James Torrance served from 1959 till 1965. The pages show selections of pictures from Kenya, West Germany and Scotland. 

Some of the pictures are shown on other sites of the Regiments and friends, a link is given to allow yourself to follow on from this site.

​As time has went on I've added other pages of Cameronian and other pieces which will bring interest to those browsing.

Please enjoy browsing and thanks, Douglas.

dear members,
just received this email from 6th scots with information about the
remembrance service in glasgow 08.11.202,
there will be no service at 10.30 hrs at our own memorial near
kelvingrove art gallery and museum but i will lay a wreath on behalf
of the organisation.


Aladies and gents,
 members this weeks meeting on the 22.03.2020 has been cancelled.
this is due to the corona virus.
after phone calls and e-mails between the committee it was decided to
cancel meetings
until august, members will be informed of the date for the august
meeting near the time.
regards joe.







Cameronian Day 2020.







Message from Raymond Kelly, 

Can anyone help, I am trying to get in touch with any men of the 1st. Battalion Cameronians who served in Malaya, for a meeting to talk over old times with the regiment.

Raymond has created a website of pictures from the Malaya years, mainly thanks to the photograph collection of Ian Scott.




Memorial service to Lcpl Peter O'Hare 9 October 2018.













Winston barracks family history stories.

Can anyone help Eleanor MacLean who was a guest at our last meeting with family interest stories regarding Winston Barracks. I've asked her to forward a picture of her cousins wedding for us.

Morning Douglas

Just a wee email to keep in contact after meeting you yesterday afternoon.

I enjoyed our visit and it seems a great sociable afternoon you all share, and I certainly enjoyed it as a visitor.

I hope you can help me to try and get some stories attached to the Cameronians and the Royal Burgh... I heard yesterday that they used to go dancing at the Loch Palais and Memorial Hall (locally known as the Memo dancing!!!!) and if they missed the last bus they had to walk to Winston Barracks.

So wee stories/memories/photos would be great.


Eleanor McLean

I have been gleaning info from local people re when the Cameronians were based in Lanark, fab bits & pieces I have heard!

I would have liked a local wedding photo for my leaflet, and I have come across a wedding photo of my cousin who married a guy based at Winston Barracks.

I cant see his badge on his shoulder, and he isn't wearing a hat... is there any way you could find out if it was the Cameronians he was in?

His name was Alec Holden, and he originally came from the Wigan area.



7th btn Conroe Perth WW2.


Thanks to Douglas McCreath for his dad's pictures pre Walchern 1944.


Kenya Pictures.

Help please with names on this page? Slowly being added to.


Pipe Society Anam Cara.








Friends and Families Association, Meeting.

The next meeting of the Association is being held on Sunday 4th August at 2pm. Venue is the Tannochside Olde Club, Old Edinburgh Road, Tannochside, Uddingston. All welcome for an afternoon of chat.

Cameronian Day 2019.

Sunday 12th May Village of Douglas 9 30 hours flag raise, 14 00 hours service at Cairn.



When is a Rifleman not a Rifleman?

When his name as a casualty is listed on many war memorials and the CWGC stones and lists.

Any help please to find out why? On behalf of Richard Fowler many thanks.

Pre 1920's all soldiers were Private. King George V allowed thereafter Rifle Regiments have Riflemen, Guard Regiments have Guardsmen.



7th Battallion Colours Fenwick Church.

Does anyone have any information regarding the colours of the 7th Battalion. The colours at present are in Fenwick Church East Ayrshire. The colours have eight thistle heads instead of ten? The church being in Covenanting country.

John Arthur Ramsay 2197248.

On behalf of a friend Alma Ramsay. Her father John served with the regiment second war era. He was born 22/5/1917 at 4 Blackburn St Liverpool. He was then in Shaw street boys home till age 14 then onto 79 Atheldene Rd, Walton.

Alma has not much in the way of her fathers time in the regiment. Any tips or information would be greatly recieved.


David Young Regimental Band.

David Young Regimental Bandsman is trying to contact any former members of the Cameronians band for a good old blether now he is semi retired. David is in Aberdeen but only a call or email away!


KOSB Training Sergeant Alex Donaldson.

Trying trace from Glencorse 1967 on behalf of some Borderers  who would like contact him.

Robert Steven.

​Jim Steven of Peebles is asking if anyone remembers serving with his late Dad Robbie or Boab. He served from 1959 -1968 as Corporal. Originated from Dolphinton  and playing Scrum Half at Rugby.


National Service by Raymond Kelly..

A link to a site by a great friend who has written his story of his time with the Cameronians doing his two years National Service in Malaya.



Durham Light Infantry Museum.

Durham County Council are in the process of closing the Museum run by themselves which continues the memory of this famous regiment.

This is the link to a Facebook group of followers who oppose this.




A short video of a walk around the Cairn at Douglas on a miserable day December 2015. 



Jordan and Kenya pictures courtesy Alex Maxwell.



A link to a video clip of the Regiments Disbandment 1968.


Malaya 1950 to 1953, thanks to Raymond Kelly for collating.


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