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1st (Royal) Dragoons This mounted regiment was originally raised in 1661, and was titled 1st (Royal) Dragoons between 1877 and 1921. The regiment has had several similar titles since its early name of Tangier Horse. In 1969 the regiment... 110610
1st Canadian Mounted Rifles The 1st Regiment Canadian Mounted Rifles (later the 1st Battalion Canadian Mounted Rifles) was formed in 1914, part of the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War. After fighting in France and Flanders... 40156
205 Squadron RAF 205 Squadron was based in the Far East and was used in Coastal Command 9206
90th Regiment, Perthshire Light Infantry Three distinct corps have occupied the position of the 90th regiment. The first was raised in Ireland in 1759 and named the Irish Light Infantry. It was disbanded in 1763. The second was raised in England during the... 63355
American Expeditionary Forces The AEF was the US military force during the First World War. 42511
An Comunn Gaidhealach An Comunn Gaidhealach is a voluntary membership organisation whose purpose is the preservation and development of the Gaelic language. It was founded in Oban in 1891 and is now based in Inverness. It organises the 'Mod... 13867
Anti-Slavery Society The Anti-Slavery Society was founded in Britain in 1823. Its official name was The Society for the Mitigation and Gradual Abolition of Slavery Throughout the British Dominions. This campaign came to fruition with The... 40502
Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders was an infantry regiment of the British Army, part of the Scottish Division. The regiment earned the nickname of the "Thin Red Line" for its actions at Balaklava. The Argylls were... 40184
Australian Army The Australian Army is one of three branches of the Australian Defence Force. It was formed in 1901 and has been involved in a number of military conflicts abroad during its history, including the Second Boer War and... 44462
Australian Defence Force The Australian Defence Force comprises the Royal Australian Navy, the Australian Army and the Royal Australian Air Force, including some inter-disciplinary forces. 107865
Australian Merchant Navy 112489
Auxiliary Territorial Service The Auxiliary Territorial Service (the ATS) was established in 1938; it had its roots in the Women's Auxiliary Army Corps of the First World War. The Auxiliary Territorial Service was attached to the Territorial Army... 40836
Back Historical Society Back Historical Society is a voluntary, non-profit organisation set up to preserve and share all aspects of the history, culture and traditions of the Back area, in the Isle of Lewis. The Society meets monthly to... 119016
Bernera Historical Society Bernera Historical Society (Comann Eachdraidh Sgìre Bheàrnaraigh) was founded in 1991. Membership consists of residents and exiles, and activity falls into two strands: Urras Eachdraidh who have Trust status and deal... Yes 107568
Bhaltos Community Trust Bhaltos Community Trust was incorporated on 16 December 1998. 108364
Black Watch, Royal Highland Regiment of Canada The Royal Highland Regiment was instigated in Montreal in 1862 as the 5th Battalion, Volunteer Militia Rifles of Canada. It is the oldest Highland Regiment in Canada. During World War 1 several battalions formed part of... 105582
Border Regiment The Border Regiment formed in 1881. In 1959 it amalgamated with the King's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster) to become the King's Own Royal Border Regiment.  Note: This unit should not be mistaken with the King's Own... 8779
British Waterways British Waterways is the organisation which cares for many of Britain's canals and rivers. 77068
Cameron Highlanders The 79th Regiment of Foot (Cameron Volunteers) was raised by Sir Allan Cameron of Erracht in 1793, becoming incorporated into the British Army in 1804. In 1806 the name was revised slightly to become the 79th Regiment... 9274
Cameron Militia Militia were bodies of men available to be called on when regular serving men were on duties abroad, or to augment their numbers. By the end of the 19th century they were absorbed into the regiment of the same name qv 23693
Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) Regiment was formed in 1881 by the amalgamation of the 26th Cameronian Regiment and 90th Regiment Perthshire Light Infantry. The 1st Battalion preferred to be known as The Cameronians... 8730
Canadian Air Force The Canadian Air Force originated as the Canadian Aviation Corps, which existed between 1914 and 1915, attached to the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF).  In August 1918 the Canadian Air Force as such was formed, with... 109342
Canadian Army The Canadian Army originated as the Canadian Militia. In 1914 the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) was created for overseas service, with the Militia serving at home. Following the First World War, the CEF was... 109343
Canadian Medical Corps The CMC was founded in 1896 as part of the Canadian Army, and became a separate entity in 1899. They first served in South Africa and between that and WW1 the unit was extensively developed. In 1914 they sailed for... 54644
Canadian Military Engineers The Canadian Military Engineers unit (also known as the Royal Canadian Engineers) was created after the Boer War. 40,000 Canadians served as engineers in WW1, responsible for construction of defences, water and... 24526
Canadian Seaforths The Seaforth Highlanders of Canada is a reserve infantry regiment based in Vancouver. It was formed in 1910 and served overseas in both world wars. The Canadian Seaforths saw action at Ypres, the Somme and Vimy Ridge.... 8685
Carloway Historical Society Comann Eachdraidh Chàrlabhaigh (Carloway Historical Society) was established in 1987 and covers the area from Tolsta Chaolais to Dalmore in Lewis. It is run by a voluntary committee of 12 who have, through the use of... 107566
Celtic Film and Television Association The Celtic Film and Television Association is based in Inverness.  109990
Cerro de Pasco Railway, South America Cerro de Pasco is a mining town in Peru, at an altitude of 14,000 feet, once a rich source of silver and later a significant centre for copper mining. American interests built a railway, completed 1903, to serve the... 13621
Chelsea Pensioners In 1682 the Royal Hospital was founded by King Charles II as a retreat for veteran soldiers. By 1689, with building still ongoing, pensions were introduced for all soldiers injured in service or who had served for more... 38305

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