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TITLE
The Volunteers
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_1999_116_37_IV
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
11171
KEYWORDS
Volunteer brigades
Administrative Battalions
Articles of War and Mutiny Act
Brigade Depots
Regular Army
home defence
Territorial Force
provosts
The Volunteers

This photograph shows a group of officers and NCOs from the Inverness Volunteers. The man in the centre is Colin Lyon MacKenzie who was Provost of Inverness from 1855-67 and from 1873-75. The bearded man second from the right is Henry Cockburn MacAndrew who was also Provost of Inverness from 1883-89.

The Volunteer brigades were first created as Independent companies whose uniforms were almost entirely dependent on the volunteers themselves. In 1861, regulations were published giving instructions on issues such as the discipline and training of the volunteers, and the companies were sorted into Administrative Battalions. In 1871, they became subject to the Articles of War and the Mutiny Act, after being transferred to the Secretary of State for War. In 1873, command again changed to the Brigade Depots, and for the first time, they were formally aligned with the Regular Army.


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The Volunteers

INVERNESS

Volunteer brigades; Administrative Battalions; Articles of War and Mutiny Act; Brigade Depots; Regular Army; home defence; Territorial Force; provosts

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

Joseph Cook Collection

This photograph shows a group of officers and NCOs from the Inverness Volunteers. The man in the centre is Colin Lyon MacKenzie who was Provost of Inverness from 1855-67 and from 1873-75. The bearded man second from the right is Henry Cockburn MacAndrew who was also Provost of Inverness from 1883-89.<br /> <br /> The Volunteer brigades were first created as Independent companies whose uniforms were almost entirely dependent on the volunteers themselves. In 1861, regulations were published giving instructions on issues such as the discipline and training of the volunteers, and the companies were sorted into Administrative Battalions. In 1871, they became subject to the Articles of War and the Mutiny Act, after being transferred to the Secretary of State for War. In 1873, command again changed to the Brigade Depots, and for the first time, they were formally aligned with the Regular Army. <br /> <br /> <br /> This image can be purchased.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email the<br /> <a href="mailto: photographic.archive@highlifehighland.com">Highland Photographic Archive</a> quoting the External ID.