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The Gordon Highlanders Museum description and photos - UK: Aberdeen. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The title in English is The Gordon Highlanders Museum.
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The Gordon Highlander Museum is dedicated to the glorious history of one of the most famous regiments in Great Britain - the Gordon Highlanders (Highlanders) regiment. The regiment got its name from the Gordon clan, and initially the inhabitants of Aberdeen and the Highlands - the northeastern, highlands of Scotland - entered it.
The regiment was formed in 1794 by Duke Gordon. It was a light infantry regiment, first at number 100, then number 92 was assigned to it. A new tartan (plaid) pattern with a bright yellow stripe was specially designed for him. The name "Highlanders of Gordon" was officially assigned to the regiment in 1881.
On June 24, 1794, the regiment gave its first parade in Aberdeen. Gordon's regiment was formed during the war with France, and fought the first battle at Egmont op Zee in Holland. The regiment took part in the Egyptian expedition of 1801, in the war with Spain and played a prominent role in the final defeat of Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. In the 19th century, Gordon's Highlanders served in many colonies of the British Empire - in Africa, India and Afghanistan. In the 1880s, the regiment returned to Aberdeen. In the 20th century, Gordon's Highlanders distinguished themselves on the battlefields of both the First and Second World War.
The museum contains the form of a regiment from different periods, weapons, as well as many archival documents and diaries. In addition, more than 4,000 medals and 12 Victoria Crosses are kept here - the highest military award in Great Britain.
The museum is located in a house formerly owned by the famous Scottish artist George Reid. Prior to the regiment's merger and reorganization, the Prince of Wales was its chief colonel. Today Prince Charles is the museum's trustee.
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