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The Cameronians: A Concise History

The Cameronians: A Concise History
Item# 9781845963279

Product Description

Publisher: Mainstream Publishing

Author: Trevor Royle

In May 1968, as part of cutbacks to the British Army, The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) was disbanded at a moving ceremony held at the same spot in Douglas in Lanarkshire at which it had been raised in 1689. And yet, although the regiment is no more, its place in history is unassailable. The ceremony embraced the history of one regiment, The Cameronians, which had its origins in the turbulent period that accompanied the rise of the House of Orange at the end of the seventeenth century, while its other component part the 90th (Perthshire Light Infantry) was raised as a light infantry regiment during the war against Revolutionary France. (hb)