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Scottish Regiments
Lord MacLeod's Highlanders


Formerly the 73rd Regiment, now the 71st Highland Light Infantry.

  • 1777-1818
    Raising of the Regiment—First Battalion in India—Perambaucum—Porto-Novo-—Cuddalore— Number of Regiment changed to 7lst—War with Tippoo— Bangalore—Seringapatam— Nundydroog — Savendroog—Ceylon—Home—Cape of Good Hope— Buenos Ayres—Home—Penmsula—Roleia—Vimeiro — Corunna — Flushing — Sobral — Zibriera— Fuentes d’Onor— Albuera—Arroyo-de-Molinos —Ciudad-Rodrigo—Badsjoz — Almarez — Salamanca—Alba-de- Tormes — Vittoria — Pyrenees— Nive
    —St Fierre—Sauveterre—Orthes—Aire—Tarbes— Toulouse—Waterloo—Champs Elysees—Home.

  • 1818-1873
    Chatham—Ireland—Sir Gordon Drummond becomes
    Colonel—Quebec—Montreal—Inspected by Lord Dalhousie—Kingston—Toronto—Major-General Sir Colin Halkett becomes Colonel—Bermuda—Tartan Plaid Scarf restored—Edinburgh—Major-General Sir S. T. Whittingham becomes Colonel—Lt. General Sir Thomas Reynell becomes Colonel—Divided into two Battalions—Chichester—Canada—West Indies— Death of Sir Thomas Reynell—Lt. General Sir Thomas Arbuthnot becomes Colonel—His death— Lt. General Sir James Macdonell becomes Colonel— Dublin—The Queen’s Visit (1849)—Canada—Ireland—Inspected by H.R.H. the Duke of Cambridge—New Colours—Corfu—The Crimea—Malta India— Inspected by Lord Clyde—Cholera—Seslkote—Nowshera—Umbeylah Pass—Chumla Valley—Delhi—Home—Edinburgh—Aldershot— Ireland—Inspected by Lord Strathnairn—Gibralter —Death of Colonel the Hon. Charles Grey —Lt. General Robert Law, K.H., appointed Colonel— His Services — Buttevant — Malta — Fort St George.

  • 1873-1886
    Linked with 78th—Moves to Malta—Opinions of Generals Sir W. F. Williams and Bissett as to the 71st—Colonel Sir Robert Law—Colonel the Hon. George Cadogan—Inspection by Generals Elmhirst and Airey—Rumours of War—Moves to Cyprus— Returns to Gibraltar — Inspection by General Anderson—Colonel Dalrymple—Returns Home— Colonel Macdonell Retires — Linked with 74th under the Territorial Scheme and Designation changed— Inspections by General Macdonald— Moves to Curragh—Recovery of Pipe Banner lost at Buenos Apes in 1806—Belfast.


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