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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.

 

26th of October, Dutch Memorial Walchern Service 12 noon, Low Parks Museum Hamilton.

 

 

 

 

Dennistoun War Memorial Unveiling.

Saturday 29th September 2018 was a day to remember for one of our legends Dick Gilmour.

 

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 who has now passed onto the big conventicle in the sky.

 

 

 

Cameronians and Armistice Memorial Rememberance day services,

Well done to all our members who will lay wreaths and attended many services of remembrance across the country to mark the 101st anniversary of the Armistice and other conflicts big and small, a big thanks as we are a small group it makes the your efforts in remembering the fallen more appreciated by many.

 

 

 

Our next meeting date will be posted Sunday 15th December, as ever held at the Tannochside Olde Club, Old Edinburgh Road Tannochside, G71 6PJ. 

 

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News item regarding service to Lcpl Peter O'Hare Service which we attended.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-45781920?SThisFB

YouTube film Cameronian Day 2018.

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

MAY 12th 2019. ANNUAL COMMEMORATION IN DOUGLAS

1. 09.30 HRS RAISE THE REGIMENTAL FLAG AT DOUGLAS VICTORIA BOWLING CLUB.

2. 10.00 SERVICE IN ST BRIDES CHURCH.

3. 14.00 HRS CONVENTICLE AT THE DISBANDMENT CAIRN BESIDE CASTLE DANGEROUS.

4. 15.30 HRS BUFFET AND SOCIAL AFTERNOON.

ADMISSION BY TICKET ONLY PRICE £5

 

one of our group members Alson Scott passed away January. Our condolences and sympathy to partner Tam Brydsen.

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

 

                                                  2018 Disbandment 50th Anniversary.

            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 All For Attending on the Day                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              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

 

Once again COMMEMORATION OF 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF DISBANDMENT 1968-2018.   

 


 




 

 

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

 

 




" … 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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