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TITLE
Lochiel inspects a Passing-out Parade at the Depot of The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders, 1954
EXTERNAL ID
PAN_10_49
PLACENAME
Fort George
DISTRICT
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Ardersier
DATE OF IMAGE
1954
PERIOD
1950s
CREATOR
J Nairn
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
20338
KEYWORDS
soldiers
Clan Cameron Highlight
Lochiel inspects a Passing-out Parade at the Depot of The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders, 1954

The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders maintained close associations with the Clan Cameron, and three generations of Clan Cameron Chiefs served in the Regiment. The photograph shows Donald Hamish Cameron of Lochiel, 26th Chief, inspecting the Passing-out Parade of the 15th intake of recruits at the Regimental Depot at Cameron Barracks in 1954. The Depot Commander Major Niall Baird OBE is on the right of the photograph. Lochiel was serving at the time with the 4th/5th (Territorial) Battalion The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders, and commanded the Battalion from 1955 to 1957. He was subsequently Honorary Colonel of the Battalion, and its successors the 51st Highland Volunteers, for 18 years. He was made a Knight of the Thistle in 1973, and was Lord Lieutenant of Inverness-shire from 1971-1985. Colonel Sir Donald Cameron of Lochiel, KG, CVO, TD died at the age of 93 in May 2004.

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


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Lochiel inspects a Passing-out Parade at the Depot of The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders, 1954

INVERNESS: Ardersier

1950s

soldiers; Clan Cameron Highlight

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

Jimmy Nairn & Son

The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders maintained close associations with the Clan Cameron, and three generations of Clan Cameron Chiefs served in the Regiment. The photograph shows Donald Hamish Cameron of Lochiel, 26th Chief, inspecting the Passing-out Parade of the 15th intake of recruits at the Regimental Depot at Cameron Barracks in 1954. The Depot Commander Major Niall Baird OBE is on the right of the photograph. Lochiel was serving at the time with the 4th/5th (Territorial) Battalion The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders, and commanded the Battalion from 1955 to 1957. He was subsequently Honorary Colonel of the Battalion, and its successors the 51st Highland Volunteers, for 18 years. He was made a Knight of the Thistle in 1973, and was Lord Lieutenant of Inverness-shire from 1971-1985. Colonel Sir Donald Cameron of Lochiel, KG, CVO, TD died at the age of 93 in May 2004. <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.