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TITLE
Volunteers compete at Bayonet Exercise at the Northern Meeting, 1900
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_1999_116_176
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
DATE OF IMAGE
1900
PERIOD
1900s
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
11246
KEYWORDS
highland regiments
uniforms
Cameron Highlanders
Boer War
militias
recruitment
Volunteers compete at Bayonet Exercise at the Northern Meeting, 1900

Because so many of men of the Northern Highlands were serving the country in South Africa, the Northern Meeting Games of 1900 were reduced to a one day event. However they had a noticeably military flavour. A Bayonet Exercise competition was held, open to teams of 12 Volunteers soldiers from the Northern Counties. The winning team came from F (Invergordon) Company 1st (Ross-shire) Volunteer Battalion Seaforth Highlanders. In 2nd place was B (Dornoch) Company 1st Sutherland Rifle Volunteers, and 3rd was B (Inverness) Company 1st Volunteer Battalion Cameron Highlanders. The photograph, taken at the east end of the Northern Meeting Park, shows the Sutherland Volunteers teams in khaki drill jackets, while the Cameron teams from Inverness (to the right) paraded in their red drill jackets. The papers reported that the Inverness team 'made an excellent appearance'. But unfortunately they were disqualified for marching off with bayonets fixed.

(This information was kindly supplied by the Regimental Museum of The Highlanders, Fort George).


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Volunteers compete at Bayonet Exercise at the Northern Meeting, 1900

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

1900s

highland regiments; uniforms; Cameron Highlanders; Boer War; militias; recruitment

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

Joseph Cook Collection

Because so many of men of the Northern Highlands were serving the country in South Africa, the Northern Meeting Games of 1900 were reduced to a one day event. However they had a noticeably military flavour. A Bayonet Exercise competition was held, open to teams of 12 Volunteers soldiers from the Northern Counties. The winning team came from F (Invergordon) Company 1st (Ross-shire) Volunteer Battalion Seaforth Highlanders. In 2nd place was B (Dornoch) Company 1st Sutherland Rifle Volunteers, and 3rd was B (Inverness) Company 1st Volunteer Battalion Cameron Highlanders. The photograph, taken at the east end of the Northern Meeting Park, shows the Sutherland Volunteers teams in khaki drill jackets, while the Cameron teams from Inverness (to the right) paraded in their red drill jackets. The papers reported that the Inverness team 'made an excellent appearance'. But unfortunately they were disqualified for marching off with bayonets fixed. <br /> <br /> (This information was kindly supplied by the Regimental Museum of The Highlanders, Fort George). <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.