8th Battalion, The Cameronians [UK]
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Authors and Contributors this page: T.F. Mills
Page created 1 July 2005. Corrected and updated 14.07.2005
 
8th Battalion,
The Cameronians
1859-1921, 1938-1950
 
United Kingdom 
  Titles & Lineage
  History & War Service
  Battle Honours
  Colours, Standards and Guidons

  Badges and Uniforms
  Colonels
 Traditions
 Bibliography

Note: This is a battalion history of the part-time reserves, which are normally liable for full-time active service only in an emergency. See the main regimental page(s) as linked below for more information.
How to find information about individuals who served in this corps
 
  Titles and Lineage English County Index
Alphabetic Index of Titles
 
  1859.12.12 4th Lanarkshire (Glasgow 1st Northern) Rifle Volunteer Corps
formed in Glasgow by amalgamation ("incorporation") of several existing Glasgow corps:
   
  • 4th Lanarkshire (Glasgow 1st Northern) Rifle Volunteer Corps, raised 10 Oct. 1859
  • 6th Lanarkshire Rifle Volunteer Corps, raised 10 Oct. 1859
  • 7th Lanarkshire Rifle Volunteer Corps, raised 10 Oct. 1859
  • 8th Lanarkshire Rifle Volunteer Corps, raised 10 Oct. 1859
  • 12th Lanarkshire (Glasgow North Eastern) Rifle Volunteer Corps, raised 5 Dec. 1859 by Tennant's Wellpark Brewery
  • 13th Lanarkshire Rifle Volunteer Corps, raised 5 Dec. 1859
  1861.07 incorporated more corps without change of title:
   
  • 60th Lanarkshire (1st Highland) Rifle Volunteer Corps, raised 18 Feb. 1860
  • 61st Lanarkshire (2nd Highland) Rifle Volunteer Corps, raised 18 Feb. 1860
  • 93rd Lanarkshire (3rd Highland) Rifle Volunteer Corps, raised 8 Aug. 1860 (also known as Glasgow Highland Rifle Rangers)
1865? corps reorganised:
   
  • A Company, formerly 4th Corps
  • B Company, formerly 6th Corps
  • C Company, formerly 7th Corps
  • D Company, formerly 8th Corps
  • E Company, formerly 12th Corps
  • F Company, formerly 13th Corps
  • G Company, formerly 60th Corps
  • H Company, formerly 61st Corps
  • I Company, formerly 93rd Corps
  1868.09.01 many personnel of Highland coys transferred to form 105th Lanarkshire (Glasgow Highland) RVC
  1881.07.01 volunteer battalion of The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
  1887.12.01 4th Volunteer Battalion, The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
  1893 Kelvinside Academy Cadet Corps formed and affiliated
  1908.04.01 8th Battalion, The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
transferred to T.F. with HQ at Cathedral Street, Glasgow, less Kelvinside Academy corps transferred to OTC
  1915.03 1/8th Battalion, The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
renumbered on formation of 2/8th Battalion
  1920.02.07 8th Battalion, The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
reconstituted in T.A. with HQ at Glasgow
   
  • A Company at ?
  • B Company at ?
  • C Company at ?
  • D Company at ?
  1921.08.26 amalgamated with 5th Battalion, to form 5th/8th Battalion, The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
 
  1938.11.01 8th Battalion, The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) (57th (Glasgow) Searchlight Regiment)
raised in T.A. with HQ in south Glasgow, as duplicate of 5th Battalion
   
  • 421 Battery in Glasgow
  • 422 Battery in Glasgow
  • 423 Battery in Glasgow
  1940.08.01 57th (Glasgow) Searchlight Regiment, RA
  1943.03.22 147th (Glasgow) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, RA
converted at Downpatrick, Co. Down
   
  • 492 Battery, conversion of 423 SL Bty
  • 493 Battery, conversion of 516 SL Bty
  • 495 Battery, conversion 7 Apr. 1943 of 359 Bty
  • 496 Battery, transferred 6 Apr. 1943 from 77 SL Regt
  1947.01.01 592nd (Glasgow) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, RA
reconstituted in T.A. with HQ at Glasgow; war-time 147 LAA Regt continued to exist as regular 116 LAA Regt RA
  1950.05.12 amalgamated with 474th (City of Glasgow) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment, RA
     
     
  History (Links) & War Service Introduction to Volunteers
History:
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Lineage (Scottish Military Historical Society)
pip 57 (Glasgow) SL Rgt RA(TA), by Derek Barton (The Royal Artillery 1939-45)
pip 147 (Glasgow) LAA Rgt RA(TA), by Derek Barton (The Royal Artillery 1939-45)
   
Deployment and War Service of Units:
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Biography and Gallantry Awards:
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Museums, Monuments, Memorials and Chapels:
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  Battle Honours Index of Battle Honours
Index of Wars

South Africa 1900-02

The Great War: [contributed to honours of parent regiment]

The Second World War: [none awarded to artillery]

  Colours, Standards and Guidons Introduction to Colours
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Record of Colours:
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  Uniforms and Badges
   
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  Honorary Colonels Index of Royal Colonels
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  Traditions
 
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  Bibliography How To Find Books
book Findlay, James Marshall. With the 8th Scottish Rifles, 1914- 1919. London : Blockie, 1926.