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TITLE
Junior soldiers of the Queen's Own Highlanders, Fort George, 1962
EXTERNAL ID
PAW26276K&L
PLACENAME
Fort George
DISTRICT
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Ardersier
DATE OF IMAGE
1962
PERIOD
1960s
CREATOR
David Whyte Studio
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
21391
KEYWORDS
soldiers
armed forces
drums
bagpipes
Junior soldiers of the Queen's Own Highlanders, Fort George, 1962

In late 1960, as part of the reduction in Army training establishments, the Regimental Depots of the Infantry Regiments were closed down. A new combined Depot for all the Highland Regiments was to be built at Gordon Barracks, Aberdeen, but as a temporary measure Fort George remained open as the joint Depot of the newly formed Queen's Own Highlanders and the Gordon Highlanders. The Highland Brigade Junior Soldier Wing was based at Fort George, and included training for Junior Pipers, Drummers and Bandsmen. This photograph taken at Fort George in 1962 shows (left) Junior Sergeant J MacDonald, from Invergordon, who subsequently became a well known Drum Major of 1st Battalion Queen's Own Highlanders; and (right) Junior Sergeant K Griffin, from Balnain, who was already winning prizes in the junior competitions at the Northern Meeting Piping Competitions.

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


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Junior soldiers of the Queen's Own Highlanders, Fort George, 1962

INVERNESS: Ardersier

1960s

soldiers; armed forces; drums; bagpipes

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

David Whyte Collection, Highland Photographic Archive

In late 1960, as part of the reduction in Army training establishments, the Regimental Depots of the Infantry Regiments were closed down. A new combined Depot for all the Highland Regiments was to be built at Gordon Barracks, Aberdeen, but as a temporary measure Fort George remained open as the joint Depot of the newly formed Queen's Own Highlanders and the Gordon Highlanders. The Highland Brigade Junior Soldier Wing was based at Fort George, and included training for Junior Pipers, Drummers and Bandsmen. This photograph taken at Fort George in 1962 shows (left) Junior Sergeant J MacDonald, from Invergordon, who subsequently became a well known Drum Major of 1st Battalion Queen's Own Highlanders; and (right) Junior Sergeant K Griffin, from Balnain, who was already winning prizes in the junior competitions at the Northern Meeting Piping Competitions. <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.