Category: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders

Categories: British Army | Long Range Desert Group

The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (Princess Louise's)
The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (Princess Louise's) was a line infantry regiment of the British Army that existed from 1881 until amalgamation into the Royal Regiment of Scotland on 28 March 2006, from when it became a single battalion therein.

The regiment was created under the Childers Reforms in 1881, as the Princess Louise's (Sutherland and Argyll Highlanders), by the amalgamation of the 91st (Argyllshire Highlanders) Regiment of Foot and 93rd (Sutherland Highlanders) Regiment of Foot, amended the following year to reverse the order of the "Argyll" and "Sutherland" sub-titles.[1] The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders was expanded to fifteen battalions during the First World War (1914–1918) and nine during the Second World War (1939–1945). The 1st Battalion served in the 1st Commonwealth Division in the Korean War and gained a high public profile for its role in Aden during 1967.

As part of the restructuring of the British Army's infantry in 2006, the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders were amalgamated with the Royal Scots, the King's Own Scottish Borderers, the Royal Highland Fusiliers (Princess Margaret's Own Glasgow and Ayrshire Regiment), the Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) and the Highlanders (Seaforth, Gordons and Camerons) into the seven battalion strong Royal Regiment of Scotland. Following a further round of defence cuts announced in July 2012 the 5th Battalion was reduced to a single public duties company called Balaklava Company, 5th Battalion, Royal Regiment of Scotland, (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders).

In 1948, the 2nd Battalion was amalgamated with the 1st Battalion. The battalion was one of the first British units to serve in Korea, arriving there in September 1950 as part of the 27th British Commonwealth Brigade. Its first major action, in the battle of Naktong, the battalion was involved in a tragic friendly fire incident, in the fight for Hill 282. See:

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Person Profiles (24)

B

02 May 1893 Edinburgh, Edinburghshire, Scotland, United Kingdom - 03 Jan 1941 photo
03 Oct 1918 Coupar Angus, Perthshire, Scotland, United Kingdom - 21 Feb 1942
18 Jul 1886 Coatbridge, Lanarkshire - 29 Mar 1915 photo

C

03 Oct 1870 Paddington, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom - 06 Mar 1954
07 Apr 1842 London, England, United Kingdom - 03 Oct 1928
abt 1895 - 04 Dec 1915
02 Apr 1857 - 17 Jan 1951
18 Oct 1881 Godalming, Surrey, England - 01 May 1917 photo

D

10 Jul 1893 Lisburn, County Antrim, Ireland - 26 Sep 1916

E

26 Oct 1910 Revelstoke, British Columbia, Canada - 30 Jan 1945

F

15 Aug 1869 Dalhousie, Himāchal Pradesh, India - 29 Mar 1918

G

1879 Largo, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom - 30 Sep 1916

H

1897 Preston, Lancashire, England - 19 Sep 1918

J

23 Jan 1892 Greenock, Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom - 13 Nov 1977

M

1880 Morvern, Argyll, Scotland - 15 Oct 1915 photo
17 Jun 1895 Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom - 27 Jun 1991 photo
abt 1892 Dalry, Ayrshire, Scotland - 25 Sep 1915

M cont.

12 Jul 1876 Rothesay, Bute, Scotland, United Kingdom - 25 Sep 1915
20 Mar 1880 Rothesay, Bute, Scotland, United Kingdom
abt 1882 Rothesay, Bute, Scotland, United Kingdom

P

1804 Walcot, Somerset, England, United Kingdom - 14 Sep 1863
1920 St Thomas, Devon, England, United Kingdom - 16 May 1945

S

04 Mar 1882 19 Wellington Street, Greenock, Renfrewshire, Scotland - 1917

T

16 Jun 1898 Stirling, Stirlingshire, Scotland, United Kingdom - 09 Oct 1918




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