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TITLE
Highland Volunteer Brigade pipers at Invergordon in June 1893
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_1999_116_267
PLACENAME
Invergordon
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Rosskeen
DATE OF IMAGE
June 1893
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
11313
KEYWORDS
Highland Volunteer Brigade pipers
Invergordon
Volunteer Battalions
home defence
Territorial Force
pipebands
Highland Volunteer Brigade pipers at Invergordon in June 1893

Highland Volunteer Brigade pipers at Invergordon, in June 1893.

After the Army Reforms of 1881, the Volunteer brigades became integral parts of the local regiments. In 1887-1888, they were redesignated as Volunteer Battalions of the parent regiments. The battalions' role was limited to home defence, and they were not compelled to undertake overseas service.

The Volunteer Battalions became the Territorial Force under the Haldane reforms of 1908, and their role was changed to operating, if necessary, as a reserve field force in Europe. This plan was implemented in 1914, when the Territorial Force was assigned to serving in France


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Highland Volunteer Brigade pipers at Invergordon in June 1893

ROSS: Rosskeen

Highland Volunteer Brigade pipers; Invergordon; Volunteer Battalions; home defence; Territorial Force; pipebands

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

Joseph Cook Collection

Highland Volunteer Brigade pipers at Invergordon, in June 1893.<br /> <br /> After the Army Reforms of 1881, the Volunteer brigades became integral parts of the local regiments. In 1887-1888, they were redesignated as Volunteer Battalions of the parent regiments. The battalions' role was limited to home defence, and they were not compelled to undertake overseas service.<br /> <br /> The Volunteer Battalions became the Territorial Force under the Haldane reforms of 1908, and their role was changed to operating, if necessary, as a reserve field force in Europe. This plan was implemented in 1914, when the Territorial Force was assigned to serving in France <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.