Welcome at the Dress Gallery of the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
At this page you can view the piper uniforms of the famous Queen's own Cameron Highlanders, ranging from 1914-1961. In 1961 they amalgamated with the Seaforth Highlanders to form the Queen's Own Highlanders . This gallery is just for viewing the Dresses.
To book the uniform just go to bookonline and fill inn the booking form.

Every uniform is coded in red and when filling in the online booking, with this corresponding code it is easier to retrieve in which Dress the Piper is whished to perform. For example: The code for WWI Service Dress is CUK 1.

Pipefest Edinburgh

WW 1 Servicedress

Photo take at the Pipefest, Edinburgh 2005, Holyrood park

Cut-a-way jacket Servicedress, model 1914. During day time brown/khaki spats were worn in those days.

Can also be worn with trews (the tartan trousers!)

Code: CUK 1

 

 

 

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Olaf Schouten


Cameron Barracks

WW2 Battledress

Cameron Barracks are at Inverness and were used to be headquarters (HQ) and training centre of the Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders.

Insignia on the sleeves.
1. The QO Camerons (tartan) landed on the beaches of Normandy as part of the 51st Highland Division (HD) with the red stripe of infantry unit
2. Pipers badge
1. Highland division Cameron 2. Piperbadge MOD
I wear a day dress sporran with the thistle emblem of the Cameron Highlanders.
Kilt is of the Cameron of Erracht tartan and is dated 1937. If needed can also play with Battledress trousers or trews.


Code: CUK 2

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Cees Spanjer




1. Frost Bridge Arnhem




2. Cameron Para

WW2 Piper Battledress 5 th Scottish Parachute Btn (7 th Camerons)

Photo taken on THE Bridge (too far) at Arnhem.

Maroon baret with Cameron (St.Andrews with wraths without scroll) or Para badge. Horse hair Sporran is from 1924 and kilt from 1937. Photo is taken during the commemoration of Operation Market Garden at Arnhem, standing at the famous bridge together with 'the Dutch Memorial Pipes and Drums'.
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If needed can also play with Battledress trousers with the canvas gaiters or trews.

In September 1939 the 7th Battalion, The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders, were part of the 227th Independent Infantry Brigade. In November 1942 the transfered to the 46th (Highland) Infantry Brigade, 15th (Scottish) Division. On the 24th March 1942 the 7th Battalion became the 5th (Scottish) Parachute Battalion, The Parachute Regiment and retrained as paratroopers. Volunteers from other Scottish Regiments were added to fill the ranks of the new Airbourne unit, which was soon to become part of the 2nd Parachute Brigade, 1st Airborne Division.

The new unit, complete with pipe band, saw its first action on the 9th July 1943 during the invasion of Italy at the harbor town of Taranto. They remained with the 2nd Parachute Brigade in Italy, being renamed the 2nd Independent Parachute Brigade in November 1942, being attached to the 2nd New Zealand Division. They took part in the action at the River Sangro.

The 2nd Independent Parachute took part in the invasion of Southern France during Operation Anvil-Dragoon. On D-Day, the 5th Battalion were dropped over 20 miles inland due to inacurate positioning by the USAAF C-47s, but were sucessful in meeting their objectives. In October 1944 they were posted to Greece to assist in suppressing the Communist ELAS forces. On 1 February 1945 they returned to Italy remaining until the end of the War (from /www.wartimememories.co.uk).


Code: CUK 3

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Cees Spanjer


Tis the march of the Cameron Men.

No 1 dress

Tunic choice is available put picture hasn’t been taken yet.

Code: CUK 4

 

 

 

 

 

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n.a.


Cameron no 2 dress

No 2a dress

Part of the Cameron Barracks, which was built in the 1880s in the Scots Baronial style, by the Royal Engineers Office, Edinburgh . The Cameron Barracks were the headquarters of Cameron Highlanders until amalgamation with the Seaforths in 1961.

Sporran is actually of the Highland Fusiliers and from 1964

Code: CUK 5

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Cees Spanjer


Cameron no 2 dress trews

No 2a dress trews

Background is a Canadian or British Officers Mess somewhere in France 1950's

Trews is made of Cameron of Erracht tartan

Code: CUK 6

 

 

 

 

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Cees Spanjer


Mess dress Cameron

Mess Kit

Tunic choice is available but picture hasn't been taken yet but will be something like the thumbnail left.

With kilt or trews

Code: CUK 7

 

 

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Links:
- A return to Cavalry Farm WW1 (Camerons);
- In a Highland regiment (WW1);
- Cameron Highlanders: Keep 'em Moving;
- The Pegasus Archive;
- Wartime Memories Project .


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