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Colors of the 78th Highlanders, now the 2nd Battalion  Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs)

Colors of the Highlanders, now the Battalion Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs)

D. R. MacLennan was born in Edinburgh in 1901. He enlisted in the Scots Guards in 1919, but transferred in 1925 to the Seaforth Highlanders at Fort George, where he was named Pipe Major of the 1st Battalion. He would hold this post for 13 years. He returned to Fort George in 1938 and spent the war years as Regimental Sergeant Major of the Infantry Training Centre until he was commissioned into the Seaforths. He retired as a Captain in 1948.

MacLennan was born in Edinburgh in He enlisted in the Scots Guards…

Seaforth Highlander, post card

Seaforth Highlanders postcard, pre-World War One (WWI).The army tartan is called Mackenzie which was also worn by the Canadian Infantry (Seaforths) during and the Highlanders of Halifax still wear it today.

2nd Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, The Duke of Albany's), Black Mountain Expedition, 1888.

Black Mountain 1888 Battalion Seaforth Highlanders Ross-shire Buffs The Duke of Albanys Black Mountain Expedition

The 72nd Regiment of Foot was given the title Duke of Albany's Own Highlanders in 1823 and, in 1881, became 1st Battalion Seaforth Highlanders (Ross–shire Buffs, The Duke of Albany's).

The 72nd Regiment of Foot was given the title Duke of Albany's Own Highlanders in 1823 and, in 1881, became 1st Battalion Seaforth Highlanders (Ross–shire Buffs, The Duke of Albany's).

Became the 5th Territorial Battalion Seaforth Highlanders

Became the Territorial Battalion Seaforth Highlanders

British; 72nd Duke of Albany's Own Highlanders, Regt. of Foot, officer & Privat, 1872 by Orlando Norie. (Became 1st Battalion Seaforths in 1881)

Duke of Albany's Own Highlanders, Regt. of Foot, officer & Privat, 1872 by Orlando Norie. (Became Battalion Seaforths in

British; 72nd (or Duke of Albany's Own Highlanders), Officer's shoulder belt plate, pre 1881(1881 became 1st Battalion Seaforth Highlanders)

(or Duke of Albany's Own Highlanders), Officer's shoulder belt plate, pre became Battalion Seaforth Highlanders)

British; Seaforth Highlanders, 2nd Battalion, Piper c.1912 from Bands of the British Army by W.J. Gordon and illustrated by F. Stansell

Seaforth Highlanders, Battalion, Piper from Bands of the British Army by W. Gordon and illustrated by F.

Victoria Cross winner Drummer Walter Ritchie, 2nd Seaforth Highlanders, battle of the Somme, France, 1st July 1916s

Victoria Cross winner Drummer Walter Ritchie, Seaforth Highlanders, battle of the Somme, France, July

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