It has also occurred to me, since I was thinking of local tribesmen, that members of the regiment have been left dotted all over the world. One red haired member of my own Platoon, (Signals) was so taken by the Iban, and they to him, because of his hair colour, that he went back there to live in a Long Hut when he retired. He is still there today, at least as far as I am aware. Everywhere we have
served members of the Battalion have returned to marry and live their lives. I am sure this must be true throughout history and different regiments but it is why, no matter where you go in the world today, there will be some Jock asking how you “Hau’s it goin”, and what’s happening back home, or for the score with Rangers or Celtic!
I have digressed again. We served all over the world, including Berlin in Germany (as well as other towns/cities in
that country), Persian Gulf, Falklands, Hong Kong, Edinburgh, Tidworth, numerous tours of Northern Ireland, including Operation Motorman (taking down of no-go areas), Belize (more jungle), and the Gulf War.
This is just a small snapshot of what the Queens Own Highlanders are and where they served. Should you wish to know more, various books are available; see our Sales page for details! Equally if I have got it wrong, do not hesitate to contact me with corrections. If
you have something you would like included, story, photo etc. get in touch. I hope to hear from lots of ex-members and that this web site will grow with your memorabilia. More content has been added and the site was usually updated on a weekly basis until we faded away in more amalgamtions and reorganisations!