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Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC) The RAMC traces its history back to the foundation of the Regular Army following the restoration of King Charles II in 1660 but it was not until 1898 that officers and soldiers were incorporated into one body known as... 40232
Gordon Highlanders The Gordon Highlanders Regiment was formed in 1881 by the amalgamation of the 75th (Stirlingshire) Regiment of Foot (founded 1787) and the 92nd (Gordon Highlanders) Regiment of Foot (founded 1794 as the 100th by the... 39590
Royal Army Service Corps (RASC) The duty of the Royal Army Service Corps (RASC) was to supply food, ammunition and petrol to the front line, including during the First and Second World Wars. The Army Service Corps (ASC) was formed in 1888 from earlier... 23317
Highland Light Infantry The Highland Light Infantry was formed in 1881. In 1923 it was renamed as the Highland Light Infantry City of Glasgow Regiment. The regiment amalgamated with the Royal Scots Fusiliers to become the Royal Highland... 40155
King's Own Scottish Borderers (KOSB) The King's Own Scottish Borderers regiment was raised in 1689 to defend Edinburgh from the threat of Jacobite rebellion. They remained as the KOSB until 2006 when they became part of the Royal Regiment of Scotland. In... 27462
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
Royal Engineers The history of the Royal Engineers spans over 900 years. A group of military engineers was brought to England by William the Conqueror. The Sappers as they are known, have been involved in every theatre of war - hence... 25960
Lovat Scouts The Lovat Scouts was a British Army unit, formed by the 14th Lord Lovat during the Second Boer War. Its soldiers were recruited from ghillies, shepherds and stalkers in the Highlands of Scotland, whose skills in... 26295
Women's Royal Naval Service The WRNS (wrens) were first formed in 1917 but disbanded shortly after the end of the war. Reformed in 1939 and served in all support activities for navy. Integrated with Royal Navy in 1993 11057
Royal Armoured Corps (RAC) The Royal Armoured Corps, with the Household Cavalry, descends from the Cavalry regiments of the line, who rode into battle on heavy horses. With the Royal Tank Regiment of the First World War, they form the heavy... 44670
Royal Garrison Artillery In 1899 the Royal Artillery was sub-divided. The Royal Garrison Artillery was responsible for coastal defence, mountain, siege and heavy batteries. In 1924 the branches re-combined back into the Royal Artillery. 36919
Greater London Authority The GLA is the strategic government for London, consisting of an elected Mayor and a separately elected Assembly. The Mayor sets out the strategies and the Assembly scrutinises them 45690
British Waterways British Waterways is the organisation which cares for many of Britain's canals and rivers. 77068
Scottish Education Department The Scottish Education Department was set up and run form London in 1872. Even after a Secretary of State was appointed in 1885, the department remained in London until 1939. It is now a department of the Scottish... 22385
Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service, or QAIMNS, was officially formed in 1902 under Royal Warrant, although nursing duties had been carried out by the Army Nursing Service and the Indian Nursing Service... 42896
Scottish National Orchestra The Scottish National Orchestra (now Royal SNO) was formed in 1891. It performs throughout Scotland and abroad and has an extensive recording list. 24981
London County Council The London County Council was established in 1889 It was an elected organisation and was the local government body for the County of London. It was replaced by the Greater London Council administering a much larger area... 14122
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
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
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
The Gaelic Society of America The Gaelic Society of America promotes the preservation of the Gaelic language and culture 40587
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
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
Royal Flying Corps The Royal Flying Corps was founded in 1912. Heavy losses were endured in World War 1 until better aircraft became available. The Corps became the Royal Air Force in 1918. 36959
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
Mercantile Marine Company The International Mercantile Marine Company was a trust company formed in the early 20th Century as an attempt to monopolize the shipping trades. The company is noteworthy in popular history for having owned the RMS... 40846
Royal Scots Fusiliers The regiment that was to become the Royal Scots Fusiliers (fusilier from new flintlock musket - fusil) was originally raised in 1678 as the Earl of Mar's Regiment of Foot. In 1712 the regiment fought under the Duke of... 40206
Northamptonshire Regiment Northamptonshire Regiment formed in 1741. In 1964 it was amalgamated with other regiments into the East Anglia Regiment. 8780
Royal Canadian Artillery The 1st company of artillery was formed in 1870 from volunteers. The first paid force of 5000 men came into being in 1855. The regiment does not carry colours - its guns are its colours and are saluted on parade. 45107
Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) Corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. They are responsible for maintenance and repair of all Army mechanical, electrical and electronic equipment. 40157

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