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Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) and Families Association.

Welcome to our web site, the site will tell you of our association and the once proud regiment of which we now remember and honour.

Over the pages of our site we will show our history, the history of the regiment, Scotland's only Rifle regiment and what our members take pride in doing throughout the year.

 

North Lanarkshire VJ Day memorial service Wednesday 15th August.

10 30 hours meet for service at 11 ,00 hours.

Motherwell Civic Centre is Venu.

Dennistoun War Memorial Unveiling.

Sunday 29th September 11am Alexandra park by Dick Gilmour.

Form up 10 am 10 30 am for parade.

Who is Dick Gilmour and why him?
Dick has lived in Dennistoun for over 40 years and still serves his community by working as a school crossing patrol man.
Dick is a former colour sargeant with the Cameronians.
He is a jungle fighter who fought in Malaya in 1951.
A vicious,bloody war.
He's a really proud soldier and still regularly attends his comrades meetings and he also proudly marched past the cenotaph in London last remembrance day.
We did look at inviting various VIP's to perform the unveiling.
We did get really positive feedback from one or two.
In the end the decision was taken to ask a real local hero.
Someone we may all walk past every day without giving him a thought or sideward glance.
Someone who has seen and done things that 99.9% never will.
Dick Gilmour, I salute you.
A real local hero.

 

 

 

Cameronian Memorial Rememberance day services,

Well done to all our members who laid wreaths and attended many services of remembrance across the country, a big thanks as we are a small group it makes the your efforts in remembering the fallen more appreciated by many.

A group of seven Malaya Veterans met on Saturday 2nd December at Low Parks Museum for a small reunion, a great time was had by all. Photographs to follow.

 

 

Our next meeting date will be posted Sunday 14th October, as ever held at the Tannochside Olde Club, Old Edinburgh Road Tannochside, G71 6PJ. 

 

 

 

 

Thanks to Pat Hastings for this kind offer to a family rememberable service.

Corporal Peter Fowler Glass 1883-1918

O the 25th July 1918 my grandfather was killed between Baillieul & Meteron, after the war his body was moved to the CWG in Meteron. 
On the 25th July 100 years later his descendants will be visiting the grave at 12 noon to remember him in our grandmothers absence. If any Cameronians are in the area please come along..pathastings@yahoo.com

From Pat again,

Thw community and his family are celebrating 100 years since Pte James Towers' s action led to the award of the VC.
The celebration is on the afternoon of the 6th October at the war memorial in Broughton,  Preston,  Lancashire.
Any cameronians in the area are invited. Please respond to this post if you can come.

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YouTube films of the day.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ABeJFGJgflI

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=kp3lfdsc4rA

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.

Regards

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.

Cheers

Eleanor.

New website for Cameronian Day 2018. 

Photographs from the day from many donors.

http://www.spanglefish.com/cameronianday2018/index.asp

Videos of the day.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ABeJFGJgflI

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=kp3lfdsc4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       







 

             THE CAMERONIANS SCOTTISH RIFLES AND FAMILY MEMBERS ORGANISATION

 

                                                    COMMITTEE MEMBERS

                                                                                                                                          CHAIRMAN MR ALLAN HALLIDAY.

                                                                                                                                                                  VICE CHAIRMAN MR THOMAS BALLOCH MBE.

                                                                                                                                    SECRETARY MR JOE MCDONALD.

                                                                                                                                                           TREASURER MRS ELIZABETH H MAXWELL.

                                                                                          MR DUNCAN McLEOD

                                                                                         MR JAMES INGHAM.

                                                                                         MR ROBERT MITCHELL.

                                                                                         MR JAMES D TORRANCE.

                                                                                                                                                                  THE COMMITTEE WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE ORGANISATION’S THAT KINDLY DONTED TO THE CAMERONIANS (SR) AND FAMILY ORGANISATION SO THAT THIS  EVENT COULD TAKE PLACE ARE,

                                                                                                                                             HAMILTON BRANCH OF ROYAL BRITISH LEGION SCOTLAND,

INF HQ SW1 SCOTS,

THE NATIONAL LOTTERY FUND.

 

WELCOME AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENDANCE                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               TODAY IS A VERY SPECIAL DAY IN THE HEART OF ALL CAMERONIANS,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    THE CAMERONIANS (SR) AND FAMILY MEMBERS ARE MEETING TODAY FOR OUR ANNUAL CONVENTICLE ON THE NEAREST SUNDAY TO THE 14TH OF MAY THE 14TH BEING THE DAY THE REGIMENT WAS FORMED AND DISBANDED NEAR AND ON THIS VERY FIELD.                                                                          

A LOT HAS HAPPENED SINCE THAT VERY SAD DAY WHEN THE REGIMENT  WAS DISBANDED WITH THE LAST WORDS FROM                                                                                                 

LIEUTENANT COLONEL L. P. G. DOW SAYING                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     “WE HAVE TO GO NOW, SIR! IT IS TIME FOR US TO GO”.       

WHO THOUGHT FROM THAT SAD DAY WITH 50 YEARS ON MEMBERS OF THE 1ST BATTALION CAMERONIANS (SR) WOULD GATHER WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS TO COMMEMORATE THIS UNIQUE OCCASION.   

THE ORGANISATION WILL COMMEMORATE THIS EVENT EVERY YEAR UNTILL THE TIME WILL COME WHEN WE WILL HAVE TO GO. BUT OUR MEMBERS WILL GATHER AGAIN NEXT YEAR SAME CAIRN, SAME TIME BUT THERE WILL BE LESS MEMBERS TO ATTEND THE SERVICE,                                                                                                                                                                      ON BEHALF OF THE CAMERONIANS AND FAMILY MEMBERS ORGANISATION I WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALL MEMBERS OF THE ORGANISATION OUR DIGNATRIES, AND MEMBERS OF THE PUPLIC, WITH SPECIAL THANK YOU TO THE DOUGLAS AND ANGUS ESTATE, THE DOUGLAS COMMUNITY BOARD, DOUGLAS VICTORIA BOWLING CLUB, GSM A McBROOM AND 1 SCOTS ROYAL REGIMENT OF SCOTLAND, ARMY RESERVE, THE CADET FORCE, ELLON PIPE BAND, AND THE CATERERS , FOR THERE HELP IN MAKING THIS COMMEMORATIVE EVENT POSSIBLE,                                                                           

 I APOLOGIZE IF I HAVE OMITTED ANY PERSON OR ORGANISATION OUT THANK YOU AND I HOPE YOU ENJOY YOUR DAY.

JOE MCDONALD SECRETARY

 

                                                                                                                                      


 

                                                                                                                                                

                                                           

                                                                                                                                                

 

WE WELCOME OUR GUESTS AT

TODAYS 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF DISBANDMENT.

THE EARL OF HOME KT CVO CBE.

COLONEL STUART ROBERTS.

RT HON DAVID MUNDELL MP.

MR KEITH BROWN MSP.

MS AILEEN CAMPBELL MSP.

LORD PROVOST IAN McALLAN

SOUTH LANARKSHIRE COUNCIL.

LORD PROVOST JEAN JONES

NORTH LANARKSHIRE COUNCIL.

COUNCILLOR MARK HORSHAM.

COUNCILLOR COLIN McGAVIGAN.

COLONEL RL STEELE TD JP DL.

MRS MOLLY CUMMING.

THE REV LAWRIE LENNOX.

THE REV ROBERT CLELAND.

BM MACDONALD LT SIXSMITH LT WILLIAMS  LT GRANT 2LT CORKINTON PM GILLIES

 

COMMEMORATION OF 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF DISBANDMENT 1968-2018   

MAIN EVENT OF THE DAY CONVENTICLE AT THE DISBANDMENT CAIRN.

PLEASE WOULD ALL DIGNATRIES, GUESTS, ORGANISATION MEMBERS, AND MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC.  

PLEASE BE IN PLACE NEAR THE CAIRN FOR 13.45 HRS FOR THE CONVENTICLE TO COMMENCE AT 14.00 HRS.

MUSTER AND PARADE OF ARMY CONTINGENT CONSISTING OF PIPES AND DRUMS AND 1 SCOTS TO DISBANDMENT CAIRN 13.15 HRS.

APPROXIMATELY 13.50 HRS PIPES AND DRUMS AND 1 SCOTS WILL HALT AT PATH.

1 SCOTS WILL MARCH UP TO CAIRN AND HALT FOR SERVICE AT CAIRN.

APPROXIMATELY 14.00 HRS CONVENTICLE SERVICE BY REVERAND R CLELAND WILL COMMENCE.

AFTER CONVENTICLE SERVICE BUFFET WILL OPEN AT 15.30 HRS.

ADDMISSION BY TICKET, PRICE £5.00.

SOCIAL AFTERNOON FOR DIGNATRIES, GUESTS, ARMY CONTINGENT, MEMBERS OF THE ORGANISATION AND PUBLIC.

PLEASE TAKE CARE AND A SAFE JOURNEY HOME.

 

 

PROGRAMME FOR THE DAY 13.05.2018.

09.30 HRS RAISING OF THE REGIMENTAL FLAG.

10.00 HRS SERVICE IN ST BRIDES CHURCH

LUNCH AND MEET UP WITH COMRADES FREE TIME 11.00 HRS TO 12.30 HRS

12.30 HRS ASSEMBLE AT THE DISBANDMENT CAIRN

13.15 HRS PARADE OF ARMY CONTINGENT DOWN TO CAIRN

CONVENTICLE SERVICE BY THE REV ROBERT CLELAND APPROXIMATELY 14.00 HRS

15.30 HRS BUFFET OPENS ENTRANCE IS BY TICKET ONLY.

SOCIAL AFTERNOON

 

 


 




 

 

Uniforms before Disbandment.

Left to right
Bm Maxie MacDonald, Rfn McLaughlin, Lt Rory Grant,Piper Masterton, , Lt Sixsmith, Sgt Bill Adams, 2Lt Corkerton, Andy Mean P/Ds, Lt Williams, Rfn Ali Galbraith, PM Gillies.

Kelvingrove Cameronian Memorial.

Recruitment Poster.

Earl of Angus Memorial Douglas.

Families Organisation.

90th Regiment Memorial Perth.

 

 

A video clip from Douglas which has became a bit of a bit of a hit.

https://youtu.be/VidQXAQnCJc

 

Malaya 1950 to 1953.

A new page showing many picture from the campaign in the jungle against the communist guerrilla army.

http://www.spanglefish.com/Cameronianfriendsandfamiliesassociation/index.asp?pageid=679189

 

Tony McNulty.

CSM Tony McNulty.

Great sadness at the passing of Tony one of our popular members from Motherwell.




" … So put pride in your step Cameronians! As you march out of the Army List, you are marching into history, and from your proud place there, no man can remove your name, and no man can snatch a rose from the chaplet of your honour.

 

 

James Towers VC Honoured.

http://www.lancashire.gov.uk/news/details.aspx?Id=PR17/0252

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stuart Stan Bond REME.

Attached to the regiment in Kenya sadly killed in a road accident. His niece Janet came across our site and was pleasantly surprised we still honour her uncle. Alex Maxwell was part of the salute party that sad day of the funeral August 1959.

http://www.spanglefish.com/CameronianJamesTorrance/index.asp?pageid=495914

 

7th battalion Cameronians Comrie Perthshire 1944. Thanks to Douglas McCreath for the picture of his father.

https://mccreathfamily.scot/tag/7th-cameronians/




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