1st Bn, The Cameronians: Service
Authors and Contributors this page: Graham Watson, T.F. Mills
Page created 1 March 2001. Corrected and updated 02.04.2005
1st Battalion,
26th Regiment of Foot
1688-1881
1st Battalion,
The Cameronians
1881-1968
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
 
   
  1688 The Cameronian Guard
  1688 Scotland  
  1689.04.19 Earl of Angus's Regiment of Foot
entered British service in army of William III at a conventicle at Douglas
  1689 Scotland?
  1691 Flanders
  1698 Flanders
  1700 Scotland: Perth
  1702.07 Flanders and Germany
  1713 Ireland
  1714? England: Chester
  1715 Scotland: Jacobite rebellion
  1716 Ireland
  1726 Gibraltar sea service with the fleet
  1727 Gibraltar
  1728 Gibraltar
  1738 Minorca
  1743 Minorca
  1748 Ireland
  1751.07.01 26th Regiment of Foot
  1754 Scotland
  1757 Ireland
  1767 New Jersey  
  1775.04 Canada: coys at Montreal, Three Rivers, Chambly, St.Johns, Ticonderoga, Crown Point
  1775 American revolution  
  1776.12 captured at St. Johns and exchanged
  1777 New York  
  1777 American revolution  
  1779.12 remnants drafted to other regiments and officers sent home to re-form
  1780 England
  1783 England
1787 Canada & Nova Scotia
  1793 Canada & Nova Scotia
  1800 England
  1801 Egypt
  1802 Scotland
  1804.09.28 1st Battalion, 26th Regiment of Foot
redesignated upon formation of 2nd Battalion
  1805.12 at sea
  1805.12 Hanover (5 coys)
  1806.01 North Germany (5 coys)
  1806.02.15 at sea
  1806.02 England
  1807 Ireland
  1808 England
  1809 Spain
  1809 Peninsular war
  1809.01 at sea (embarked at Corunna)
  1809 England
  1809 Holland: Walcheren
  1810 England
  1810 Channel Islands: Jersey
  1811 Spain
  1811 Peninsular war
  1812 Gibraltar
1813 26th Regiment of Foot
redesignated upon disbandment of 2nd Battalion
  1814 Gibraltar
  1821 Ireland
  1827 England
  1828 India
  1840 China
  1842 Scotland
  1844 England
  1845 Ireland
  1850 Gibraltar
  1853 Bermuda
  1859 Ireland
  1861 Scotland
  1862 England
  1865 India
  1867 Abyssinia
  1868 India
  1875 at sea
  1875 England
  1876 Scotland
  1878 England
  1880 Malta
  1881 England
  1881.07.01 1st Battalion, The Cameronians (Scotch Rifles)
  1881 England: Shorncliffe
  1884 Scotland: Glasgow
  1886 Ireland: Cork
  <1892> England: Aldershot
  <1894> Portsmouth
  1894 India
  <1897> Rhaniket
  <1899> Lucknow
  <1904> Nowshera
  <1909> Cawnpore
  1909 South Africa
  1912 Scotland: Glasgow
  1914.08 France and Flanders LofC, BEF
  1914.10 France and Flanders 6 Div
  1915.05 France and Flanders 27 Div
  1915.08 France and Flanders 2 Div
  1915.11 France and Flanders 33 Div
  1919 Ireland: Curragh
  1922 England: Aldershot 5 Bde
  <1928.01> Catterick 13 Bde
  1931.11 India: Lucknow
  1937 Assam
  1942.02 Burma
  1943.03 Burma LRP
  1943.09 India/Burma 36 Inf Div
  1946 Malaya
  1946 reduced to nil strength
  1948.09.19 amalgamated with 2nd Battalion at Gibraltar without change of title
  1948 Gibraltar  
  1948 Trieste  
  1949.12 Hong Kong  
  1950.03 Malaya  
  1953.05 UK  
  1954.07 Germany: Buxtehude 31 Bde
  1956.04 Buxtehude 10 Bde
  1956.09 UK  
  1957.08 [Oman]  
  1967.09 UK  
  1957.10 Kenya  
  1958.08.07 Jordan 16 Para Bde
  1958.11 UK
  1960.05 Germany: Höhne  
  1963 Scotland: Edinburgh  
  1966.05 Aden Aden Bde
  1967.02 Scotland: Glasgow  
  1968.05.14 disbanded at Castle Dangerous, Douglas