Gordon Highlanders (75th & 92nd)

Motto
Bydand “Watchful”

Recruiting Area
Aberdeen and the north east of Scotland

Summary
The Gordon Highlanders were the amalgamation of the 75th Highland Regiment and the 92nd Highland Regiment, rasied in 1787 and 1784 respectively. The regiment played a large part in the community of north east Scotland, where they are simply known as ‘The Gordons’. Their impressive fighting record includes service at the 3rd and 4th Mysore Wars, the Indian Mutiny, against Napoleon at Quatre-Bass and Waterloo, the 2nd Boer War, the First and Second World Wars and during The Troubles in Northern Ireland.

Novelist George MacDonald Fraser based three novels of short stories upon his time with the regiment in the post-Second World War period, where he was stationed as a lieutenant with the 2nd Battalion.

Following army reforms in 1994, the regiment was amalgamated with The Queen’s Own Highlanders, and then again in 2006 with all remaining Scottish regiments to form The Royal Regiment of Scotland.

Victoria Cross Winners
Private T. Beach, 92nd Gordon Highlanders, 1854. Crimea
Ensign R. Wadeson, 75th Regiment, 1857, Indian Mutiny
Private P. Green, 75th Regiment, 1857, Indian Mutiny
C/Sgt C. Coghlan, 75th Regiment, 1857, Indian Mutiny
Major G. White, 92nd Gordon Highlanders, 1879. Afghanistan
Lt. W.H. Cunyingham, 92nd Gordon Highlanders, 1879. Afghanistan
Private E. Lawson, 1st Bn Gordon Highlanders, 1897. India
Piper G. Findlater, 1st Bn Gordon Highlanders, 1897. India
Captain M. Meiklejohn, 2nd Bn Gordon Highlanders, 1899. South Africa
Sgt Maj. W. Robertson, 2nd Bn Gordon Highlanders, 1899. South Africa
Captain E. Towse, 1st Bn Gordon Highlanders, 1899/1900. South Africa
Captain W.E. Gordon, 1st Bn Gordon Highlanders, 1900. South Africa
Cpl J. F. Mackay, 1st Bn Gordon Highlanders, 1900. South Africa
Captain D.R. Younger, 1st Bn Gordon Highlanders, 1900. South Africa
Drummer W. Kenny, 2nd Bn Gordon Highlanders, 1914. Western Front
Lt. J. A. O. Brooke, , 2nd Bn Gordon Highlanders, 1914. Western Front
Private G. I. McIntosh, 1/6th Bn Gordon Highlanders, 1917. Western Front
Lt A. E. Ker, 3rd Bn Gordon Highlanders, 1918. Western Front

Regimental Pipe Music
Until 1932, the Regimental March was Highland Laddie.

March past in quick time – The Cock O’ the North
March past in slow time – St. Andrew’s Cross
The Charge – The Haughs O’ Cromdale

Allied and Affiliated Regiments
Australia:
5/6th Battalion The Royal Victoria Regiment
5/7th Battalion Royal Australian Regiment

Canada:
The 48th Highlanders of Canada
The Toronto Scottish Regiment

South Africa:
The Cape Town Highlanders