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TITLE
London Scottish Volunteers at Kingussie
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_0242
PLACENAME
Kingussie
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Kingussie and Insh
DATE OF IMAGE
1906
PERIOD
1900s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
32142
KEYWORDS
army
postcards
regiments
acts of parliament
First World War
World War 1
World War I
London Scottish Volunteers at Kingussie

This postcard shows the London Scottish Volunteers entering Kingussie. In 1859, an individual group of Scots raised The London Scottish Rifle Volunteers under the command of Lt. Col. Lord Elcho, later to become The Earl of Wemyss and March.

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.

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 service in France

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London Scottish Volunteers at Kingussie

INVERNESS: Kingussie and Insh

1900s

army; postcards; regiments; acts of parliament; First World War; World War 1; World War I

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

This postcard shows the London Scottish Volunteers entering Kingussie. In 1859, an individual group of Scots raised The London Scottish Rifle Volunteers under the command of Lt. Col. Lord Elcho, later to become The Earl of Wemyss and March.<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 /> 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 service in France