Lanarkshire Philatelic Society
Mr. Gary Cheyne
The title for the display presented to the Lanarkshire Philatelic Society on Friday evening (3rd Nov) was "The Scottish Soldier" with the subtitle "The Ladies from Hell a brief history of the Scottish Soldier".
that was the nickname given by German soldiers in World War 1 to the kilted
soldiers of Scotland!
his brilliant display Gary, with postcards, a few stamps and covers, traced the
development of the Scottish Army from its beginnings as Clan groups and as
garrisons in various Scottish Castles.
In 18th Century barracks were built at Berwick on Tweed
(1717); Ruthven (1724) and at Corgarff in 1748.
It was not until the Crimean War that recruitment became more formal and
recruitment now took place in geographical areas.
display gave details of some of the many battles fought by the Highland
Regiments both at home and overseas.
Emblems, uniforms, (including
the change necessary during
the Disarming Act) - the weaponry through the years were shown.
were delighted to view the postcards of the various Regiments through the years
The Highland Light Infantry; The Seaforth Highlanders; Royal Scots Greys;
The Cameronians; The
Black Watch; The Coldstream Guards; The Scots Guards; The Royal Scots;
Queens Own Cameron Highlanders
Gary (left) discusses his display with Ed Archer.
of these evoked memories some of members who themselves who had served in
the Second World War or remembered fathers and relatives who had served.
Our next meeting in the Caledonian Bowling Club, Motherwell Road, Hamilton, is on Friday, 17th November, 2017, at 7:30pm when members look forward to welcoming Bill Shand who will present his display of "Straits Settlements".
Anyone with an interest in stamps, postal history, postcards etc is very
welcome to attend.