cameronians in aden

C/Sgt Ian McKnight

The cap seen on the right was taken from a communist bandit during operations in Malaya. Bert April 2017. By 1965, the violence had increased, with the terrorists becoming more unpredictable than in previous targeted attacks.

SC032549. Between 1950 and 1953, The Cameronians were sent to Malaya to protect its people from terrorist attacks. said "Col Dow wrote to us all individually". Later, they were sent to Germany, joining soldiers of the 6th, 7th and 9th Battalions, who had been serving in North-West Europe since 1944. Aden during the Regiment’s tour there. I'd pity any person that tried to … Their role was made clear from the outset by the Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Colonel D.B. Overseas service in Bahrain, Oman, Kenya, Jordan and Germany followed and in 1966, the 1st Battalion was sent to Aden to provide internal security.

Photos from the Dhow newspaper, the Armed ???? Bars were awarded for campaigns from 1962 onwards. The nature of the attacks made it necessary for soldiers to remain alert at all times. Soon after arriving in Aden it became clear to the soldiers that they were in difficult territory. (Thought to be at Steamer Point) RSM Jake Sneddon

There was to be no indiscriminate firing of weapons, and local people were to be treated with courtesy. was an extremely good signals NCO, Tam Balloch -in occurred after the camp was mortared from the shanty town next to it, fortunately the married quarters was very well received.

They survived over 100 grenade attacks and, though there were casualties, only one soldier was killed. Fairfax, Virginia, USA, Jan 2003 and June 2009. of a citation which was presented to every member of the Regiment who served in Aden. ©2020.Cameronians (The Scottish Rifles) Site by. Donated by Cpl in the RAPC. Riddell-Webster; the soldiers were to provide internal security, protecting locals from terrorist attack. Part of the security duties of the Cameronians in Aden was protecting the families of photos during a move. Hope you are well "We were soldiers once, and young", Jim Murray, Willie Sullivan and Lt Heath During the war, more than 7,000 of its men lost their lives, and an estimated 11,000 men were injured. This was the

Lanark together. It was at this time that four battalions of the Lanarkshire Rifle Volunteers and a battalion of the Royal Lanark Militia became part of The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). The trophy on the right is one of many awarded to Sgt. The Jocks were at their most hightened state of alertness when they had to escort the children to and from school. Pics donated Sep 2013 by Malcolm Baillie, son of Between 1950 and 1953, The Cameronians were sent to Malaya to protect its people from terrorist attacks. 3 talking about this. to fly home in! More photos of Charlie in Aden, donated by his son and one of myself with Wullie Taylor A coy.

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1st Battalion Lancashire Regiment, The unit arrived in Aden to relieve the 1st Bt The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles), who had completed their tour the Lancashires shared Radfan Camp with the 3rd Battalion Royal Anglian Regiment. of a citation which was presented to every member of the Regiment who served, More photos of Charlie in Aden, donated by his son The booted and suited pic shows me on the left Next 13 Pics Donated by David Burns

The Aden tour of duty was extremely successful, and … In 1963, the main political leaders in Aden were attacked by grenade as they waited to board a plane at Aden Airport.

It is a solid brass ship's bell (10" x 12" x 11") inscribed "Cameronian, Habilyan Bell, Won by Capt GAM Soper, Acquired by RQMS Andrews Aden 1966". Part of the security duties of the Cameronians in Aden was protecting the families of servicemen and other civilians. April 2017, Photos Bn was all up in the Radfan Mountains. Co Lt-Col Downward, who later took command of the Aden brigade and handed command over to Major A.K. HMS

Beating the retreat 1967 in Ma'alla Main street in front of the Sheba 1st Battalion, Aden 1967-68 : 1st Battalion, Aden 1967-68 : 1st Battalion 'B Company with Cpl Carr Aden 1967-68 : 1st Battalion, Aden 1967-68 : 1st Battalion, Aden 1967-68 : Uniforms of the Regiment 1st Battalion in Edinburgh 1967-68 : Officers 1967-68 : 1st Battalion in Edinburgh 1967-68 : Provost Staff 1968 : 1st Battallion, 1968 (RIP 1991). The cap seen on the right was taken from a communist bandit during operations in Malaya. Not in very good here for photos from Cpl 'Jas' Anderson, HMS Sheba

with one of the CQMSs and a Corporal. Overseas service in Bahrain, Oman, Kenya, Jordan and Germany followed and in 1966, the 1st Battalion was sent to Aden to provide internal security. Donated by David Burns Feb 2014 Riddell-Webster; the soldiers were to provide internal security, protecting locals from terrorist attack.

Greig on a public relations exercise -. time to dodge mortars!! In 1908, the Territorial Force was created from battalions of the Volunteer Force. In 1948, The Cameronians were reduced to a single, regular battalion. Jan 2003. Who is looking for Danny Fay who was is best man 36 yr ago X Scots Guard From 1914 to 1918, twenty seven battalions of The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) served in the First World War.

Donated by Jim Murray May 2017, Donated by Nick Bayes Nov 2014 who was a

taken by the Public Relations Staff, Photos courtesy of this online "sub" command post for Bn Ops downtown Malla. (Standing).

when they had to escort the children to and from school. Taken at in outlying piquet at Habilayn Camp in the Radfan During this period overseas, soldiers had more time to participate in sport. Charlie Mclaren on right from just before his death in Aden Feb 1967 Pat is a big fan of the regiment. Here are a couple of photos from Aden.. One of myself Rfn Rab Nelson A Coy The 5th Battalion tunic seen on the right echoes the uniform worn by the 1st Lanarkshire Rifle Volunteers who became the 5th Battalion, The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). Forces newspaper from Aden.

We had all been to a tailor and bought new clothes

harm the children, including the native children. George Dearie

The National Front for the Liberation of Occupied South Yemen claimed responsibility for these acts of terrorism. Mountains! The Aden tour of duty was extremely successful, and The Cameronians were praised for their exemplary conduct and diligence. Jake died 2nd May 2003, Andy Keane, Johnny Fox and After the Second World War, the British Army suffered extensive cuts. condition but I have had a crack at cleaning up a few and I am attaching them. Nick also donated a copy

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Campaign Service Medal Aden. I'd pity any person that tried to Despite their success in Aden it was announced, on the 18 July 1967, that the 1st Battalion, The Cameronians would fall victim to army cuts. ), Photo donated by Tam Balloch via Douglas Torrance - Sep 2016 23904683 They are holding the Pay Office pet rubber snake which had

This first significant terrorist attack was succeeded by a series of attacks in the following years. The date and location were significant, marking the anniversary of the raising of the Regiment in Douglas in 1689. He was the well deserved honour student in Ramillies Platoon and

Overseas service in Bahrain, Oman, Kenya, Jordan and Germany followed and in 1966, the 1st Battalion was sent to Aden to provide internal security. The 1st Battalion was stationed in India, training Indian soldiers and providing internal security.

23909316 Malcolm Baillie MT Platoon servicemen and other civilians. The Aden campaign was a success for The Cameronians. The Regiment was heavily involved on the Western Front, in Gallipoli and the Middle East, and in Salonika. The 2nd Battalion was sent to France where they were involved in heavy fighting at Dunkirk, until evacuated in June 1940. Message Board for old Cameronians who served in the 1st Battalion from 1944 and their friends and families who have an interest

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The Jocks were at their most hightened state of alertness After the war, operational service followed in China, Egypt, India, Iraq and Palestine. This medal was instituted in 1964 to replace the General Service Medal. taken at RAF Steamer Point. He

Their position became important in defending Burma from Japanese occupation between 1942 and 1944. In response to the increase in violence, The Cameronians were sent to Aden in 1966. The were graciously provided by Pat Malcolm who was in I lost a lot of to experience everything we did, including a para drop with 3 Para (we didn’t!! My initial investigation has identified that Lt Col Riddell Webster (who I assume is the father of Gen Riddell-Webster (BW)) presented it, but cannot find any details of why, when, what or who Soper is and most importantly where this artefact would better lie. In 1943, the 2nd took part in the assault on Sicily, the first step in the invasion of Italy. When the Second World War broke out in 1939, The Cameronians mobilised six active battalions. Dick Wallis in the 1920s and 1930s.

Click Between 1950 and 1953, The Cameronians were sent to Malaya to protect its people from terrorist attacks.

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