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The Highlanders

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”Help the King”


Formerly based in St Barbara's Barracks, Fallingbostel, Germany as part of 7th Armoured Brigade in the Armoured Infantry role.

Recent deployments of The Highlanders

Since the amalgamation of the Queen's Own Highlanders (Seaforth and Camerons) and the Gordon Highlanders to form The Highlanders in 1994, the battalion has been on operations in Northern Ireland (3 times) and Bosnia. Elements of the Battalion have also been deployed to Macedonia and Kosovo. Individuals were deployed to Sierra Leone and The Gulf. They were deployed on OP Telic 7 in october 2005 until April 2006.

In March 2006 the Battalion was amalgamated to form the new Super Regiment of Scotland known as The Royal Regiment of Scotland. The Highlanders are the 4th Bn commonly known as 4 Scots.

Present Day

In March of 2004 The Highlanders moved to Fallingbostel in Germany. The Battalion trainined for its (then) new role as an armoured infantry regiment, living in, and fighting out of, the Warrior Armoured Fighting Vehicle. The Battalion was now a member of 7 Armoured Brigade nicknamed the Desert Rats.

As well as operational deployments the battalion was used to provide emergency fire cover in Glasgow during the firefighters' strikes of 2003. The battalion was also used in the massive farm animal cull that brought about the control of the Foot and mouth epidemic in 2002.

The battalion had a very successful pipeband who travelled all over the world and were also involved in the Highlanders' tour of the Gulf.

In 2006 the regiment was amalgamated with the Royal Scots, the Royal Highland Fusiliers, the King's Own Scottish Borderers, the Black Watch and the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders to form the Royal Regiment of Scotland.

Regimental Toast of The Highlanders

Tir nam Beann, nan Gleann, 's nan Gaisgeach;

Far am faighear an t-eun fionn
'S far am faigh am faidh fasgadh
Cho fada's chitear ceo mu bheann
'S a ruitheas uisge le gleann,
Mairidh cuimhne air euchd nan treun
Slainte agus buaidh gu brath
Le Gillean Gleadach
Cabarfeidh gu brath !


The Land of Hills, Glens and Heroes; (Translation.)

Where the Ptarmigan thrives
And where the red deer finds shelter.
As long as mist hangs o'er the Mountains
And water runs in the glens.
The deeds of the Brave will be remembered
Health and Success forever
To the Lads from the Highlands
Cabarfeidh gu Brath !
(The Deer's Horns Forever !)


External links

"The Highlanders (Seaforth, Gordons and Camerons)" at Regiments.org archived from the original 9 February 2006.

The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection), Fort George, near Inverness