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It is the Cameron Highlanders TA I think although the ones in front look a bit young (might just be me getting older) the way they are wearing their glengarry's I would guess the photo is from the 50's.

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10 hours ago, IMMORTAL HOWDEN ENDER said:

Army Cadets circa 1946

Way before my time but the badge and tartan were the same.

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That's the first picture in the thread IHE..............on the Christmas wine already?

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49 minutes ago, Scarlet Pimple said:

Incredible pictures there  IHE.

Just to imagine the death that all those mines could conceivably have dealt out is a sobering thought.

As it happens, they didn't actually deal out much death at all because they were laid across the Northern North Sea so late in the war that they were hardly in place before they had to be swept back up again. This, I believe, kept the Americans in Inverness for some time after the war. Indeed I would not be totally surprised to be told that there were more fatalities among those removing them than there were on any enemy vessels which may have struck one.

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Well, you sure know your stuff C.B.

 I recently read that there was one seaman that met and married an Inverness girl.

If there actually was one American seaman, then it must have been  my aunt that he married--my mother's sister, who went off to America and had 7 children and lived and worked on a farm in Missouri where I visited some years ago.

Can you answer me question for me. Do you think that's accurate?

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On ‎23‎/‎12‎/‎2015 at 11:52 PM, Scarlet Pimple said:

Well, you sure know your stuff C.B.

 I recently read that there was one seaman that met and married an Inverness girl.

If there actually was one American seaman, then it must have been  my aunt that he married--my mother's sister, who went off to America and had 7 children and lived and worked on a farm in Missouri where I visited some years ago.

Can you answer me question for me. Do you think that's accurate?

Scarlet, I would hazard a guess that there were probably more than one American seaman who did that in Inverness after WWI and I do remember reading something in the Courier some time ago about one instance.

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On ‎15‎/‎01‎/‎2016 at 10:23 AM, IMMORTAL HOWDEN ENDER said:

In the days before tattoos ?

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Seaforth Highlanders WW1 uniform.

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2 hours ago, IBM said:

Seaforth Highlanders WW1 uniform.

Presumably that is on the basis of the right hand soldier's tartan which does look rather like MacKenzie.... unless there's an outside chance that the light colouring may not be white but yellow and they are Gordons??? Don't think so though.

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It's the thick white stripe in the Seaforth tartan unlike the thin yellow stripe of the Gordons.

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Must have been rough with 6 or 8 to a tent with all the snoring and farting!

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The Seaforth Highlanders who would have done their basic training at Fort George and likely ready to head for Europe in WW11.

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