With the third major round of cuts in 1967 it was announced that
the 1st Battalion The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) was to disband,
thus ending nearly three hundred years of service to the Crown.
The disbandment parade, in the form of a Conventicle, took place
on the holm at Douglas on 14 May 1968. Fittingly the salute was
taken by the then Earl of Angus, the 14th Duke of Hamilton (1903-1973).
In his sermon The Reverend Donald MacDonald, a much loved former
Chaplain to both regular battalions, said:
So put pride in your step Cameronians! As you
march out of the Army List, you are marching into history, and
from your proud place there, no man can remove your name, and
no man can snatch a rose from the chaplet of your honour."
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