Category: 79th Regiment of Foot

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The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders or 79th (The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders) Regiment of Foot was a line infantry regiment of the British Army, raised in 1793.

The regiment was raised as the 79th Regiment of Foot (Cameronian Volunteers) on 17 August 1793 at Fort William from among the members of the Clan Cameron by Sir Alan Cameron of Erracht

Queen Victoria presented the regiment with new colours at Parkhurst, Isle of Wight on 17 April 1873 and directed they should be known as the "Queen's Own" in August 1873. Consequently, they became the 79th Regiment, The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders

It amalgamated with the Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, The Duke of Albany's) to form the Queen's Own Highlanders in 1961.


Person Profiles (10)

1780 - 11 Jun 1868 photo
1786 Camisky, Fort William, Inverness, Scotland - 15 Aug 1836 photo
abt 1834 Forfarshire, Scotland, United Kingdom - 02 Apr 1887
13 Nov 1820 Maybole, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom - 09 Jul 1896
24 Aug 1891 Turriff, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom - 25 Sep 1915
20 Aug 1802 Abbotshall, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom - 28 Nov 1868
29 Apr 1794 Isle of Skye Scotland - 18 Dec 1863
abt Oct 1780 South Carolina - 02 Apr 1837
abt 1805 England - 07 Dec 1840
abt 1786 - 13 Mar 1862




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