Probably taken at the bus station during the 1986 Commonwealth Games where they provided a guard of honour. The men in khaki jackets wear no2 dress and the others No1 dress highland . Kilts are MacKenzie tartan (Seaforth) The regiment was an amalgamation in 1961 of the Seaforth Highlanders and the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. This regiment was in turn amalgamated with the Gordon Highlanders to form the Highlanders. The rifle is the SLR FN.
It was brought up in an earlier thread that as the vintage photos seem to be very popular we should have a sticky for people to show their personal vintage photos or vintage photos they have found on-line,so here it is, this really is an example of how things can work around here if you the members come up with an idea let us know, we will talk it through and if the idea has merit then this is what happens. A few ground rules for this thread. Rules 1. You are welcome to post as many…
The Colours of the Queen's Own Highlanders (nearest the camera) and the Gordons are carried by junior officers and guarded by Colour sergeants with SA80s. The Commanding Officers of the two regiments stand together between the Colour Parties. Amalgamation 1994
Two soldiers of the Queen's Own Highlanders on guard in the Seria oilfield. The troops were in Seria to rescue European hostages who had been held prisoner by rebels for three days in the local police station.