Book - Queen's Own Highlanders - Seaforth and Camerons

Book - Queen's Own Highlanders - Seaforth and Camerons

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Queen's Own Highlanders (Seaforth and Camerons) An illustrated history - Introduction to the 2nd (revised) edition. 


The book was first published in 1983 as Cuidich 'n Righ - a History of the Queen's Own Highlanders, This 2nd edition has been extensively revised and improved, but its purposes have not changed. It is intended to be a convenient reference book which can provide answers to many of the questions about the history of the Regiment received at the Regimental Museum each year.


At the Regimental Museum at Fort George the story of the Queen's Own Highlanders, and their antecedent regiments the Seaforth Highlanders and The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders, is on permanent display. The arrangement of this book follows the sequence of displays in the museum, so the visitor to the museum can also use it as a source of background information to each room.


Another addition to the book is a short history of the Lovat Scouts. They share a recruiting area with the Seaforth and Cameron Highlanders, and their museum collection is displayed in the Regimental Museum at Fort George, so it was logical to include their interesting history in the book.


In 1994 the Queen's Own Highlanders suffered amalgamation under government defence cuts, and the regiment was merged with The Gordon Highlanders to form The Highlanders (Seaforth, Gordons and Camerons). The revised edition brings the regimental history of the Queen's Own Highlanders up to the point of amalgamation in 1994.