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This Links Directory contains links to a selection of relevant web pages on the Cameronians and other military or Scottish related sites.

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The Invisible Cross -Three years in the trenches, a remarkable untold story
A dramatic first-hand account of life in the trenches during the First World War as told by the Western Front's longest serving frontline infantry officer

A Very Unimportant Officer - Life and Death on Somme and Passchendaele

The extraordinary letters and diaries of Captain Alexander Stewart, who served during the First World War - a vivid and moving picture of trench warfare

Exit Plan by Mike Sixsmith - (LATEST: Now available as E-book)
Mike Sixsmith's new novel draws the reader into the world of political intrigue, thwarted terrorist plots and international duplicity, reflecting events too often featured in contemporary headlines. This book acts to set our current perceptions of such issues is context.  Informed by his own personal experiences, this novel has a real feel of authenticity. 

The Aden Insurgency by Jonathan Walker
A first class and comprehensive account of one of those half-wars at the close of Empire, written by a military historian the scope is large and covers the Kingdom of Sheba, the attempts at the federation of some of the disparate Sheikdoms and the Radfan Campaign.

'Leopard on a Razor Wire' by Michael Callendar
A collection of rousing stories as a British immigrant who witnessed a wildly oscillating pendulum from the peak of Apartheid in the late 1960s to the ‘New South Africa’ as termed today.

'Not Much of a Souldier' by David Christie
A fascinating book covering the 'Killing Time' from the Battle of Drumclog in 1679 to Dunkeld, and explores the development and character of the key players.

Scottish Military Disasters
Recently published book including a chapter on the 8th Battalion's fight at Gully Ravine in 1915.

The Cameronians - A Concise History:
Trevor Royle writes the story of 'The Cameronian in the context of British military history making use of personal testimony to reveal the life of the regiment.

"Bagpipes: A National Collection of a National Instrument"
Dr Cheape explores the history of bagpipes as represented by the collection in National Museums Scotland.

Great Grandfathers Great War:
Fascinating diary by a Cameronian Officer serving with 3rd Battalion in the WW1

Commando Countryby Stuart Allan

Flowers of the Forest - Scotland and the Great War by Trevor Royle

Dunkirk: Fight to the Last Man by Hugh Sebag-Montefiore

A Coming Storm - Book One: The Beautiful Mrs Graham
- by Peter Craigie

A Coming Storm - Book Two: The Lion of Barossa
- by Peter Craigie

Tartan by Hugh Cheape - best selling book on Tartan and its History.

The Thin Red Line / War, Empire and Visions of Scotland
- by Stuart Allan and Allan Carswell 


The Battle of Dunkeld - 21st August 1689

The Anglo Boer War - The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) in the 4th Brigade:

Ladysmith History - British regiments involved - The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)

9th Battalion and 15th (Scottish) Division – uniforms, equipment and weapons:

The Cameronians in the First World War:

Glasgow-based site, includes photographs and some background to Private Henry May:

Images of the Cameronians War Memorial:

Third Lanarkshire Rifle Volunteers Football Club:

Photographs of the Cameronians in Germany 1954-6:

War Time  Memories of Walcheren / Westkapelle:

1st Battalion The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) in Germany & Edinburgh in the '60s
Fascinating collection of black and white photopgraphs:

NEW: Bevrijdingsmuseum Zeeland:
Wartime memories of Walcheren and the 6th and 7th Battalions landings in November 1944
(see Walcheren 1944 by Robert Brooks


The Elizabeth Cross is new award created in 2009 to provide national recognition for the families of Armed Forces personnel who have died on operations or as a result of an act of terrorism.

The first national memorial dedicated to the men and women of the United Kingdom Armed Forces (Regular and Reserve) killed on duty or as a result of terrorist action since the Second World War.

Witwatersrand Rifles Regiment is a Mechanized Infantry Regiment of the South African Army Reserve. This website is dedicated to the brave men and women of the Regiment who, for over a century, have defended and protected their great country with pride and honour.

The Army Children Archive:

The story of Glasgow in words and images:

National Archives:

British WWI Pension Records :

Scottish National War Memorial:

Commonwealth War Graves Commission:

Non-world War Graves

Brunssum War Cemetery:

Site covering all Scottish regiments:

Army Museums Ogilby Trust – General site for army museums & ancestor research:

UK Army Lists – General information site including details of how to trace military ancestors:


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