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Badges above from left 72nd Foot (Duke of Albany's Own Highlanders; 78th Foot (Highlanders) (Ross-shire Buffs); The Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, The Duke of Albany's). Images courtesy of British Military Badges and Military Badges Collection

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The Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, The Duke of Albany's)
British Army - The Royal Regiment of Scotland Including
(Reflecting historic name changes)

72nd Foot (Duke of Albany's Own Highlanders)

72nd (Highland) Regiment of Foot

72nd Regiment of Foot

78th (Highland) Regiment of Foot

78th Foot (Highlanders) (Ross-shire Buffs)

78th Regiment of Foot

Ross-shire Buffs

Seaforth Highlanders

The Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs)

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The Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, The Duke of Albany's)

The Seaforth Highlanders (Ross–shire Buffs, The Duke of Albany's) was a historic line infantry regiment of the British Army, mainly associated with large areas of the northern Highlands of Scotland. In 1961 the regiment was amalgamated with the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders to form the Queen's Own Highlanders (Seaforth and Camerons), which merged, in 1994, with the Gordon Highlanders to form the Highlanders (Seaforth, Gordons and Camerons), which later joined the Royal Scots Borderers, the Black Watch, the Royal Highland Fusiliers (Princess Margaret's Own Glasgow and Ayrshire Regiment) and the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders to create the present Royal Regiment of Scotland.

Active - 1881 to 1961

Motto - Cuidich 'n Righ (Aid the King)

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Ancestry

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The Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs) ...

...was created by the amalgamation in 1881 of -

72nd Foot (Duke of Albany's Own Highlanders)

and

78th Foot (Highlanders) (Ross-shire Buffs)

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72nd Foot (Duke of Albany's Own Highlanders)

Timeline

1778 - raised by the Earl of Seaforth as 78th (Highland) Regiment of Foot. AKA Seaforth's Highlanders
1786 - Re-designated 72nd (Highland) Regiment of Foot
1809 - 'Highland' sub-title omitted - 72nd Regiment of Foot
1823 - Named 72nd Foot (Duke of Albany's Own Highlanders) 1881 - Amalgamated with 78th Foot (Highlanders) (Ross-shire Buffs) to form The Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs)

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78th Foot (Highlanders) (Ross-shire Buffs)

Timeline 1793 - A "new" (1st Battalion) 78th (Highland) Regiment of Foot was raised by Lt. Col. Francis Mackenzie. This was the number previously used by 72nd Foot.
1794 - A 2nd Battalion 78th Foot was raised by Lt. Col. Francis Mackenzie - which was also known as the Ross-shire Buffs
1796 - The above two Battalions were combined and designated 78th (Highland) Regiment of Foot or Ross-shire Buffs
The 'Highland' sub-title was omitted for a time, but re-designated as 78th Foot (Highlanders) (Ross-shire Buffs)
1881 - amalgamated with 72nd Foot (Duke of Albany's Own Highlanders) to form The Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs)


The Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs)

November 1881 - named The Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, The Duke of Albany's)
1961 - amalgamated with the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders on 7 February at Redford Barracks to form the Queen's Own Highlanders (Seaforth and Camerons) - see The Royal Regiment of Scotland
1994 - Queen's Own Highlanders (Seaforth and Camerons) was merged with ...

  • the Royal Scots Borderers,
  • the Black Watch,
  • the Royal Highland Fusiliers (Princess Margaret's Own Glasgow and Ayrshire Regiment) and
  • the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders

...to create the present Royal Regiment of Scotland.

Battle Honours

  • Early Wars: Carnatic, Mysore, South Africa 1835, Egypt 1882, Tel-El-Kebir, Chitral, Khartoum, Atbara, Paardeberg, South Africa 1899-1902
  • The Great War: Le Cateau, Retreat from Mons, Marne 1914 '18 Aisne 1914, La Bassée 1914, Armentières 1914, Festubert 1914 '15, Givenchy 1914, Neuve Chapelle, Ypres 1915 '17 '18, St. Julien, Frezenberg, Bellewaarde, Aubers, Loos, Somme 1916 '18, Albert 1916, Bazentin, Delville Wood, Pozières, Flers-Courcelette, Le Transloy, Ancre Heights, Ancre 1916, Arras 1917 '18, Vimy 1917, Scarpe 1917 '18, Arleux, Pilckem, Menin Road, Polygon Wood, Broodseinde, Poelcapelle, Passchendaele, Cambrai 1917 '18, St. Quentin, Bapaume 1918, Lys, Estaires, Messines 1918, Hazebrouck, Bailleul, Kemmel, Béthune, Soissonnais-Ourcq, Tardenois, Drocourt-Quéant, Hindenburg Line, Courtrai, Selle, Valenciennes, France and Flanders 1914-18, Macedonia 1917-18, Megiddo, Sharon, Palestine 1918, Tigris 1916, Kut al Amara 1917, Baghdad, Mesopotamia 1915-18
  • The Second World War: Ypres-Comines Canal, Somme 1940, Withdrawal to Seine, St. Valery-en-Caux, Odon, Cheux, Caen, Troarn, Mont Pincon, Quarry Hill, Falaise, Falaise Road, Dives Crossing, La Vie Crossing, Lisieux, Nederrijn, Best, Le Havre, Lower Maas, Meijel, Venlo Pocket, Ourthe, Rhineland, Reichswald, Goch, Moyland, Rhine, Uelzen, Artlenberg, North-West Europe 1940 '44-45, El Alamein, Advance to Tripoli, Mareth, Wadi Zigzaou, Akarit, Djebel Roumana, North Africa 1942-43, Landing in Sicily, Augusta, Francoforte, Adrano, Sferro Hills, Sicily 1943, Garigliano Crossing, Anzio, Italy 1943-44, Madagascar, Middle East 1942, Imphal, Shenam Pass, Litan, Tengnoupal, Burma 1942-44

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Victoria Cross recipients

  • Andrew Bogle, 78th Highlanders, 1857, Indian Mutiny WIKI
  • Lieut. Colonel Joseph Petrus Hendrik Crowe, VC, 78th Highlanders, 1857, Indian Mutiny
  • Herbert MacPherson, 78th Highlanders, 1857, Indian Mutiny WIKI
  • Joseph Jee, 78th Highlanders, 1857, Indian Mutiny
  • Valentine McMaster, 78th Highlanders, 1857, Indian Mutiny WIKI
  • Stewart McPherson, 78th Highlanders, 1857, Indian Mutiny WIKI
  • Henry Ward, 78th Highlanders, 1857, Indian Mutiny WIKI
  • James Hollowell, 78th Highlanders, 1857, Indian Mutiny WIKI
  • Colonel Aylmer Spicer Cameron, 72nd Duke of Albany's Own Highlanders, 1858, Indian Mutiny WIKI
  • George Sellar, 72nd Duke of Albany's Own Highlanders, 1879, Afghanistan WIKI
  • John MacKenzie, Seaforth Highlanders, 1900, Ashanti
  • Sidney Ware, 1st Bn Seaforth Highlanders, 1916, First World War
  • Walter Ritchie, 2nd Bn Seaforth Highlanders, 1916, First World War
  • Thomas Steele, 1st Bn Seaforth Highlanders, 1917, First World War
  • Donald MacKintosh, 2nd Bn Seaforth Highlanders, 1917, First World War
  • Alexander Edwards, 6th Bn Seaforth Highlanders, 1917, First World War
  • Robert McBeath, 5th Bn Seaforth Highlanders, 1917, First World War
  • John Meikle, MM.4th Bn Seaforth Highlanders, 1918, First World War

Notable Personnel

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