2nd Bn, The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders: Service
Authors and Contributors this page: Graham Watson
Page created 1 March 2001. Corrected and updated 18.06.2003
2nd Battalion,
79th Highlanders
1804-1815
1897-1948
United Kingdom  
Note:This is a battalion history of the Regular Army. See the main regimental page for full lineage and other information.
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Lineage
War service
Overseas service
Home service
 
     
  1804.04 2nd Battalion, 79th Regiment of Foot (Cameron Highlanders)
 
 
 
  1815.12.25 disbanded at Dundee
  1897.03.31 2nd Battalion, The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
raised at Fort George
1897 Scotland: Fort George
  1899 Gibraltar
  1902 Malta/Crete
  1905 South Africa
  1908 Tientsin
  1910 India: Bangalore
  1913 Poona
  1914.12 France and Flanders 27 Div
  1915.11 Salonika
  1919 England: Aldershot
  1920.05 Ireland: Queenstown
  1922 Germany Army of Occupation
  1926 Scotland: Edinburgh
  1930 England: Aldershot 5 Bde
  1935 Palestine
  1936 Egypt
  1938.12 India: Ahmednagar
1939.09 Egypt 11 Ind Inf Bde, 4 Ind Inf Div
  1941.01.06 Sudan 11 Ind Inf Bde, 4 Ind Inf Div
  1941.04.20 Egypt 11 Ind Inf Bde, 4 Ind Inf Div
  1942 Libya 11 Ind Inf Bde, 4 Ind Inf Div
  1942.05.22 captured by the Germans at Tobruk
  1942.12.20 re-formed in Shetland Islands by redesignation of 12th Battalion
  1943.01 UK
1944.01.03 Egypt
1944.01.25 Italy 7 Ind Inf Bde, 4 Ind Inf Div
  1944.03 Italy 11 Ind Inf Bde
1944.11.25 Greece 11 Ind Inf Bde
1945.07.03 Austria 61 Inf Bde
1947 UK
  1948.06.30 disbanded