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The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles).


Cameronian Salmon and Trout Flies.

This small selection of Salmon and Trout Flies has been designed and tied on behalf of The Cameronians Friends and Family Association to raise funds to keep the memory of this once proud Scottish Infantry Regiment alive,
whilst also helping it's members who at times may need a visit, a gift when sick or the cost of Rememberance Day wreaths each year.
 

The colors of the flies are mainly black, green, blue, which have been taken from the tartan and uniform of the regiment, Scotland’s only Rifle Regiment. Feathers and hairs both natural and dyed Cameronian colours both traditional modern materials have been used.
 

The Selection includes;

A winged feather dressed Salmon Fly size 2/0 fly, a Cascade style, the highly recomended Flamethrower and a hairwinged double hook Salmon fly, Prices £4.50 & £2.50 each. Brooch pins traditional £5.00 and hairwing £4.00.
 

Loch and still water Trout flies; a Buzzer, a Hopper and bushy top dropper Loch style fly, Prices £0.50, £0.85, £1.25 each.

as the gent who bought one said!

thank you lookn 2 get the big 1 on this fly. Buyer: tiggerfrog
  Cameronians Scottish Rifles, Cascade Salmon fly. 

Excellent purchase, highly recommended seller Buyer: eilaroc ( 91)   
  Cameronians Scottish Rifles, Hair Winged Dressed Salmon fly Brooch. 
 

Clyde Style winged wet and spider flies from the regiment’s home county of Lanarkshire, from which this style of fly originated. Price £0.50 each.
 

The flies can also be framed, tied to nylon, a choice of hook sizes or a Brooch pin for the Salmon Flies.

Each fly group has a printed story of the flies and regiment which will be sent along with the fly.

Brooches will have their own individual numbered certificate.

Please contact Douglas at dtorrance2@googlemail.com or 07706022352

International buyers please ask for an invoice as post is  £3.50/


 

The Cameronians were raised in the year 1689 by followers of Richard Cameron. Cameron a Preacher of the Scottish Presbyterian Covenantor faith, his followers were called Cameronians, their regiment became the 26th regiment of foot. The Regiment was raised in upper Lanarkshire, close by the village of Douglas and the Douglas Water, a tributary of The Clyde.

Though Salmon are not present in upper Lanarkshire many Riflemen have cast a fly on many other rivers where they served or visited after, both Scottish and worldwide.
 

The Perthshire light Infantry 90th Regiment was raised in 1794 by Thomas Graham of Balgown Perthshire in memory of his beautiful wife. Coming from an area where the Salmon swim in many of its mighty rivers, the two regiments merged in 1881, becoming the first and second battalions, the younger regiment being like the hair wing fly. With the 26th being from the Clyde Style fly area did a Rifleman pass on some Clyde flies to the old 90th and pass on the Clyde fly to Perthshire?
 

As the Empire was winding down so was the use of the fancy dressed Salmon flies. The Regiment unfortunately was disbanded in 1968 with the tradition of a Conventicle, close to where it was raised. The use of such fancy flies is kept alive as does the name of the Regiment by those with a love of all things great.
 

How many boxes of long lost fly tying materials may lie forgotten in lofts of Lanarkshire may have a few long forgotten feathers brought home from the Cameronians service of God and the British Empire, or how many cast a fly or browsed their fly box in far flung places whilst dreaming of home!

A Cameronian Jungle Conventicle, Burma 1942.

 

A Cameronian tradition that was carried to war torn Burma.

Now the three Padres with the Brigade, one Church of England, one Presbyterian, and one Roman Catholic asked to hold a service of thanks giving. Which Masters refused curtly?
They had been defeated, and he would only allow a service of intersession for the fallen. At the four points of the compass pairs of Cameronian Sentries knelt. The senior Padre asked him (Masters) to say a few words, and he looked at the sea of a thousand faces and muttered a few words of thanks for their courage and discipline.

The Cameronians were descended from the Covenanters who were proscribed and persecuted during the 17th century by the Government and Church, but met in defiance on moorland and heath, always putting out sentries. Every recruit was issued with a bible until the regiment was disbanded in 1968. They took no chances, even 8000 miles and 300 years away.

Cameronian Day please feel free to come along to the village of Douglas Lanarkshire.

MAY 12th ANNUAL COMMEMORATION AT DOUGLAS.

09.30hrs REGIMENTAL FLAG RAISED AT THE BOWLING GREEN.
10.00hrs MORNING SERVICE IN ST BRIDES CHURCH.
14.00hrs CONVENTICLE AT THE DISBANDMENT CAIRN BESIDE CASTLE DANGEROUS.
15.30hrs BUFFET AND SOCIAL AFTERNOON AT DOUGLAS VICTORIA BOWLING CLUB, ADMISSION BY TICKET £5.00 AT THE DOOR.

For a selection of regimental pictures ED Boyles web site is fantastic.

http://www.edwardboyle.com/EB/RAPC/RAPCmisc/Cameronians/Cameronian.htm

Jim Torrance Cameronian picture collection by Douglas Torrance.

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

Cameronian Museum.

http://www.cameronians.org/

Cameronians on parade Cenotaph London 2013.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOipTCZpClE

 

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