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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.








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.



Airds Moss Covenanter Memorial 








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.








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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