26th (Cameronian) Regiment of Foot
United Kingdom
1688 The Cameronian Guard
ten companies raised by authority of the Lords of the Convention, named for Richard Cameron (d. 1680), a minister of the National Covenant of 1638, which petitioned Charles I for presbyterian church government in Scotland and religious freedom.
1689.04.19 Earl of Angus's Regiment
entered British service under William III; also known as The Cameronians and by names of six other colonels until 1751
1751.07.01 26th Regiment of Foot
1786.02.16 26th (Cameronian) Regiment of Foot
1881.07.01 amalgamated with 90th Foot to form The Cameronians (Scotch Rifles)


[Egypt]1, Corunna, [China]2, Abyssinia 1. the Sphinx badge superscribed "Egypt". 2. the Dragon badge superscribed "China".

Note: see also The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) for belatedly awarded battle honours.

Uniform: coat: scarlet, lapels and cuffs: pale yellow, turnbacks: pale yellow, lacings: white with two pale yellow lines
1689.04.19 Col. James (Douglas), Earl of Angus
1692.08.01 Col. Andrew Monro
1693.08.25 Maj-Gen. James Ferguson
1705.10.24 Col. William Borthwick of Johnstoneburn [ also Borthwick's Foot]
1706.01.01 F.M. John (Dalrymple), 2nd Earl of Stair (Lord Dalrymple), KT [also 2nd Dgns, 6th Dgns, Stair's Dgns, Dalrymple's Foot; C-in-C]
1706.08.24 Lt-Gen. George Preston
1720.05.03 Lt-Gen. Philip Anstruther
1760.11.27 Lt-Gen. Edward Sandford [also 10th Foot, 52nd Foot, 66th Foot]
1763.01.14 Maj-Gen. John Scott [also 108th Foot, [1761-63, 1794-95]
1775.12.27 Gen. Lord Adam Gordon [also 1st Foot, 66th Foot]
1782.05.16 Lt-Gen. Sir William Erskine of Torrie, Bt. [also 80th Foot (Royal Edinburgh Voluntiers), [1778-83]
1795.03.25 Lt-Gen. Hon. Sir Charles Stuart, KB [also 68th Foot]
1801.03.28 Lt. Gen. Andrew Gordon [also 59th Foot, 89th Foot]
1806.04.24 Lt-Gen. John (Elphinstone), 12th Lord Elphinstone
1813.05.21 Gen. George (Ramsay), 9th Earl of Dalhousie, GCB [also 6th Garrison Bn; Gov-Gen. Canada 1819-28, C-in-C India]
1838.03.28 F.M. Sir John (Colborne), 1st Baron Seaton, GCB, GCMG, GCH [also 2nd Life Gds, 94th Foot, Col.-in-Chief The Rifle Brigade originally 95th Foot; Gov. C-in-C Canada; C-in-C Ireland]
1854.03.31 Gen. Sir Philip Bainbridge, KCB
1862.12.21 Gen. George Henry Mackinnon, CB
Mottos: Nemo Me Impune Lacessit
Marches: Within a Mile of Edinburgh Town
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