Wednesday, 14 July 2010

The Spirit of the Gordons



Inscription at  the  Gordon Highlanders Museum   in Aberdeen Scotland  about 250 miles north of Newcastle.

 The Gordon Highlanders Museum was established to preserve and share the legacy of the   Gordon Highlanders , a British Army Regiment with a proud history.

The Gordon Highlanders was raised during the French Revolutionary Wars in 1794 by the 4th Duke of Gordon as a regiment of Highland Foot (infantry). They  played a prominent role in the  defeat of Napoleon at  Waterloo in 1815.

Some 50,000 Gordons served during World War One of which approximately 27,000 were killed or wounded. 
 

In 2006, The Highlanders were merged with Scotland’s five other infantry regiments to form The Royal Regiment of Scotland. The legacy of The Gordons  lives on through The Highlanders, 4th Battalion, and The Royal Regiment of Scotland.

3 comments:

  1. I've always been curious about the Highlander's and the way they lived. I like the words carved into the stone. Strong words.

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  2. A long and proud history. I only ever met the odd member in my service (1970's), but I well recall their motto, Bydand.

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