Cap Badge of the Royal Regiment of Scotland
|Part of||1st Strike Brigade|
|Motto||Nemo Me Impune Lacessit (No One Assails Me With Impunity)|
|Battles|| Operation Telic|
|Commanders||HRH The Duke of Edinburgh|
|The Highlanders (Gordons, Seaforths, and Camerons)|
Cap Badge of the Highlanders
|Active||17 September 1994-28 March 2006|
|Motto||Cuidich 'n Righ (Help the King)|
|Commanders||HRH The Duke of Edinburgh|
Prior to 28 March 2006, the Highlanders was an infantry regiment in its own right; The Highlanders (Seaforth, Gordons and Camerons), part of the Scottish Division. The regiment was the only one in the British Army with a Gaelic motto - Cuidich 'n Righ which means "Help the King".
In 2004, as part of the restructuring of the infantry, it was announced that The Highlanders would be amalgamated with the other Scottish infantry regiments into the single large Royal Regiment of Scotland. The amalgamation took place on 28 March 2006. As with the other Scottish regiments, the Highlanders were permitted to retain their former name as the new battalion's primary title, with the battalion number as a subtitle. The current battalion is based in Fallingbostel, British Forces Germany, part of 7 Armoured Brigade, the descendants of World War II's Desert Rats, equipped with the Warrior Infantry Vehicle.
The regiment wore the Gordon tartan when in kilts and the Seaforth Mackenzie when in trews. The pipers and drummers continue to wear the regimental cap badge and kilts in the Cameron of Erracht tartan. The battalion primarily recruits from the Hebrides, the Northern Isles, the mainland counties of Inverness-shire, Ross and Cromarty, Sutherland, Caithness, Moray and Nairnshire, and from the traditional Gordon heartlands in Aberdeenshire. The Battalion Headquarters is located at Cameron Barracks in Inverness.
After the Army 2020 refine, the battalion is now joining 2nd Strike Brigade along with the 1st Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment. The battalion was initially supposed to joined the 1st Strike Brigade, but this seems to have been called off following the 1 August 2019 Field Army reforms.
- 2006—2019 Armoured Infantry at St Barbara's Barracks under 7th Armoured Brigade
- 2019—2019 Strike Mechanized Infantry at Bourlon Barracks under 1st Strike Brigade
- 2019—Present Strike Mechanized Infantry at Bourlon Barracks under 2nd Strike Brigade
- Canada - The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa (Duke of Edinburgh's Own)
- Canada - The 48th Highlanders of Canada
- Canada - The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada
- Canada - The Seaforth Highlanders of Canada
- Canada - The Toronto Scottish Regiment (Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother's Own)
- Australia - 5th/6th Bn, The Royal Victoria Regiment via The Victorian Scottish Regiment
- Australia - 7th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment
- Australia - The Royal South Australia Regiment
- Australia - The Royal Western Australia Regiment
- New Zealand - The Otago and Southland Regiment
- New Zealand - The Wellington (City of Wellington's Own) and Hawke's Bay Regiment
- South Africa - The Cape Town Highlanders
- Royal Navy - HMS Sutherland
- Royal Navy - HMS Victorious
The 4Scots also have alliances to the cadet world, the 1st Battalion the Highlanders, Army Cadet Force (Royal Regiment of Scotland) and the 2nd Battalion the Highlanders, Army Cadet Force (Royal Regiment of Scotland.)
The 1st Battalion covering the Highlands (Ross, Caithness, Moray, Inverness, Western Isles and Orkney Indep Lovat's Scouts). Then 2nd Battalion covers The Grampian Region spanning from Aberdeen to Keith.
|The Highlanders (Seaforth, Gordons and Camerons)||The Queen's Own Highlanders (Seaforth and Camerons)||The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders|
|The Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, The Duke of Albany's)||The 72nd (Duke of Albany's Own) Highlanders|
|The 78th Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs)|
|The Gordon Highlanders||The 75th (Stirlingshire) Regiment of Foot|
|The 92nd (Gordon Highlanders) Regiment of Foot|
- ↑ http://www.aff.org.uk/linkedfiles/aff/latest_news_information/cregulararmybasingannouncementgridunclas.pdf
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