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.