Our Story

The Royal Highland Fusiliers (RHF) was formed in 1959 by the amalgamation of The Royal Scots Fusiliers & The Highland Light Infantry. At the formation of The Royal Regiment of Scotland (2006), 1st Battalion RHF became The Royal Highland Fusiliers, 2nd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland (2 SCOTS); and have since served with distinction in Iraq & Afhganistan.

How The 21st of Foot became known as “Marlborough’s Own”!

How The 74th Highlanders were awarded the Assaye Colour!

And so much more ……!

1600s

1600s

1700s

1700s
  • Number 2 1704Blenheim(rowfalls)

    Battle of Blenheim

    Became known as “Marlborough’s Own” & Granted the prefix “Royal”

      1704

1800s

1800s
  • Number 6 Assaye Part 3

    Battle of Assaye

    Wellington’s “Fighting Regiment” and the Assaye Colour!

      1803
  • Number 10 Items from HMS Birkenhead

    HMS Birkenhead

    First example of Birkenhead Drill “Woman and Children first”

      1852
  • Number 10 Battle of Inkermann 1854

    Battle of Inkerman

    ‘Generals fought like colonels, colonels fought like private soldiers and privates fought like heroes.’

      1854
  • Number-13-the-field-at-Tel-el-Kabir_v02

    Tel-el-Kebir

    ‘ the thunder of horses galloping, and the rattle of sabres close in front.’

      1882
  • Number 14 shaul VC

    Cpl J Shaul VC

    “Corporal Shaul was observed to perform several specific acts of bravery.”

      1899

1900s

1900s
  • Number 17 sgt j y turnbull hli

    Sgt J Turnbull VC

    “Almost single-handed … displayed the highest degree of valour and skill.”

      1916
  • Number 18 2 Hunter Awarded Victoria Cross

    Two VCs in 1915

    “For most conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty.”

      1917
  • Number 19 HLIJune1942Cauldron

    The Cauldron

    Rainstorm was a good thing: ‘it washed the blood off our vehicles’!

      1942
  • Number 21 Donnini VC

    Fusilier Donnini VC

    Fusilier Donnini was the youngest recipient of the Victoria Cross in WWII.

      1945

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