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Highland Light Infantry Association City of Glasgow Regiment
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HLI Association Cyprus veterans Jimmy Urquhart and Jim Fury attended the presentation ceremony at Glasgow City Chambers where Mrs Jean Andrew, the sister of their fallen HLI comrade John Beattie, was presented with the Elizabeth Cross.

The Herald 23rd February 2017.

Somme VC Commemoration

HLI Association members attend the unveiling of Victoria Cross commemorative plaques for Sgt James Turnbull VC (17th Bn HLI) and Drummer Walter Ritchie VC (2nd Seaforth Highlanders) on the 100th anniversary of their heroic actions on the first day of the Battle of The Somme.  More details:


The Last Post: Major Robert Barbour Cameron

HLI WW2 Veteran John Lamont leads the Glasgow VJ Day Parade from a Jeep

Photo courtesy of Derek Crowe


100th Anniversary of the Battle of Loos.  Sunday 27th September 2015


William Angus VC Memorial Unveiling

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200 years ago the 71st (Highland Light Infantry) Regiment captured the reserve battery of the French Imperial Guard and turned the guns to fire the last shot of the Battle of Waterloo 18th June 1815.

71st at Waterloo


The Highland Light Infantry Association is the official organisation for ex-members of all regular and territorial Battalions of the Highland Light Infantry, and their descendant units within the 52nd LOWLAND Volunteers and The Royal Regiment of Scotland.

Associate membership is also available to members of other UK and Allied veteran associations, descendants of HLI veterans, and serving military personnel.


The HLI Association meets for various veteran events in and around the City of Glasgow, including: VE Commemoration Day, Armed Forces Day, VJ Commemoration Day, and of course, Remembrance Sunday.  Members also travel further afield to commemorate fallen comrades of the HLI and their brothers in arms now resting in foreign fields.


A small band of the "Maryhill Die-hards" meet up socially in the Iron Horse Bar in Glasgow on the third Thursday of the month.



HLI Veteran Charlie Dobson

HLI Veteran gets a smacker when he came up with his Son from Birkenhead to join us for our VE Day celebrations in Glasgow in May 2015


HLI Association School Visit for Remembrance Assembly November 2014

St Mark's Primary School Visit November 2014
Click this link for a short video of a WWI Discovery visit last week by Highland Light Infantry Association members to St Mark's Primary School, Hamilton. The soundtrack is the Primary 7 children singing their own arrangement (assisted by S6 Pupils from John Ogilvy High School) of "In Flanders Fields".
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In Memoriam: The Somme 2014
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Highland Light Infantry Remembrance Ceremony Nijmegen 2014
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Jonkerbos War Cemetery, Nijmegen, Netherlands. Monday 22nd September 2014. 70 years since the brave soldiers of the Highland Light Infantry, and their brothers in arms from the Parachute Regiment, gave their lives for the liberation of Holland in Operation Market Garden. A ceremony of remembrance by members of the Highland Light Infantry Association with Parachute Regimental Association (Central Scotland-Glasgow Branch) comrades in attendance.
With thanks to Mr John Hawthorn for the excellent video footage taken with his mobile phone in Nijmegen, Netherlands.



Glasgow Highlanders Parade and Church Service Sunday 5th

October 2014

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HLI Members at the GH Church Service


Birkenhead Memorial Unveiling: Wednesday 5th March 2014

Birkenhead Merseyside

Images courtesy of Bob Warwick, Steve Dobson, and Jim Fury


HLI Members attended the unveiling of a new memorial to the gallant actions of the 74th of Foot when the troopship HMS Birkenhead sank of South Africa in 1852.

This was the first occasion when the term "women and children first" was used as the Officers and men of the 74th Regiment of Foot (which became the HLI) formed up in order on deck as the ship went down to avoid swamping the lifeboats carrying the women and children on board.


Wreck of The Birkenhead Thomas M. Hemy 1892

The Highland Light Infantry Standard was in attendance with a delegation of HLI members including local Merseyside members Ken, Charlie, and Steve.



Charlie showing he still knows how to carry the Standard.  Supported by a Standard Party including Ken and Chris.



HLI Liverpool Lad Charlie in 1944 and at the Birkenhead Memorial unveiling in 2014. Still an HLI Lad!



HLI on Merseyside with the Liver Building in the background



Jimmy makes the acquaintance of Jemma the young designer of the Birkenhead Memorial



Jemma is a student at Birkenhead Sixth Form College. The Memorial was constructed by apprentices at Cammel-Laird Shipyard


Glasgow Remembrance Service Sunday 10th November 2013




Evening Times 11/11/13





Remembrance Service Bridgeton Glasgow Monday 11th November 2013





2 Scots Homecoming Parade Glasgow Friday 15th November 2013


2 Scots Homecoming Video by David McNay (This link will take you to YouTube)


The Glasgow Highlanders Association held a service of dedication of their new standard in St Columba Church of Scotland Highland Cathedral on Sunday 18th November 2012.




The new Glasgow Highlanders Association Standard flanked by the RHF Association Standard and our own proudly borne by a 1 HLI veteran

(Photo by the Secretary)


Members of the HLI Association and other ex-service associations supported and participated in this splendid event. HLI Association members also assisted in raising funds towards the cost of the new GH Association standard.  It is intended that both the HLI and GH Associations will continue to march together at parades with both standards flying!

Kilts V Trews 1957

Click on the link above for a short British Pathe news film on the battle over amalgamation.

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Liverpool lad in the Highland Light Infantry!



Charles Robert Dobson, Service Number 14986559, A Company, 1st Battalion, Highland Light Infantry, City of Glasgow Regiment. (Photograph c.1944 courtesy of Steven Dobson)

Do you recognise Charlie? Also known (inevitably!) as "Scouse". He would like to hear from old comrades.  Read more about Charlie in the "HLI Stories section".



Service of Dedication of a new Standard for the Highland Light Infantry Association 13th August 2010


This website has been developed to raise the awareness of the Highland Light Infantry Association and facilitate communication between its members whilst also appealing to the wider general public.

The website will grow over time and will hopefully stimulate further research and study into this famous Regiment.



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