Checkpoints allowed the authorities to search vehicles and intercept food supplies being smuggled to the insurgents. In 1948, The Cameronians were reduced to a single, regular battalion. In 1839 Britain captured the town of Aden (now part of Yemen) in the south of the Arabian Peninsula. This amount is subject to change until you make payment. If you'd like to get the additional items you've selected to qualify for this offer. - Vintage photograph 1408425, iranian troops with their gasmask - Vintage photograph 1423018, Lebanon, K.R.I.S UN troops - Vintage photograph 996049, Berlin Wall. The 2nd Battalion was sent to France where they were involved in heavy fighting at Dunkirk, until evacuated in June 1940. This amount is subject to change until you make payment. Between 1950 and 1953, The Cameronians were sent to Malaya to protect its people from terrorist attacks. Argentina had claimed sovereignty over the islands for many years and their ruling military junta did not believe that Britain would attempt to regain the islands by force. After nearly three years of Jungle fighting in Malaya, the 1st Battalion, the Cameronians, have left for Scotland where they will perform … View cart for details. Copyright © 1995-2020 eBay Inc. All Rights Reserved. By 1945, however, colonies were an expensive liability for Clement Attlee's newly elected Labour government. Something went wrong. Later, they were sent to Germany, joining soldiers of the 6th, 7th and 9th Battalions, who had been serving in North-West Europe since 1944. If you reside in an EU member state besides UK, import VAT on this purchase is not recoverable. Excludes: Angola, Cameroon, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Djibouti, French Polynesia, Honduras, Libya, Mongolia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Suriname, Guyana, Panama, Mauritius, Somalia, Brunei Darussalam, Chad, Madagascar, New Caledonia, Western Samoa, Bahamas, Bermuda, Iran, Jamaica, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago, Western Sahara, Wallis and Futuna, Nepal, Bolivia, Mali, Fiji, Gambia, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Papua New Guinea, Congo, Republic of the, Seychelles, Sudan, Guadeloupe, Uganda, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Burma, Antigua and Barbuda, Burundi, Cuba, Republic of, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Kiribati, Reunion, Yemen, Aruba, Barbados, Belize, Ghana, Grenada, Haiti, Liberia, Nicaragua, Sierra Leone, Central African Republic, Comoros, Martinique, Tuvalu, Dominica, Lebanon, Niger. An official disbandment ceremony took place on 14 May 1968 at Douglasdale, Lanarkshire. Troops Land In Haiti-1995 Pulitzer Prize Winning Photo, Communist Lao troops sing battle songs during a per - Vintage photograph 2890111, Vtg Wire Press Photo Inside Kuwait Iraqi Troops Surrender to Saudi Troops, Flash Gordon Modern Age Independent & Small Press Comics. In 1948, The Cameronians were reduced to a single, regular battalion. These resources were “very fortunate” for Britain, another Lord declared, since “they have very largely supported the standard of living of the people of this country and the sterling area ever since the war ended”. Their position became important in defending Burma from Japanese occupation between 1942 and 1944. Before the war, Britain maintained colonies all over the world, which provided valuable raw materials, manpower and strategic bases. Malaya Photos from 1950-1953 (Mainly amateur photos taken by and including junior ranks off-duty. The Malayan Home Guard was established as part of the counter measures introduced in response to the communist terrorist threat. The 5th Battalion tunic seen on the right echoes the uniform worn by the 1st Lanarkshire Rifle Volunteers who became the 5th Battalion, The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). In 1960 when the emergency ended, the remnants of the MRLA had been driven to take refuge over the border in Thailand. When the Second World War broke out in 1939, The Cameronians mobilised six active battalions. After the Second World War, the disintegration of Britain's empire transformed global politics. In 1943, the 2nd took part in the assault on Sicily, the first step in the invasion of Italy.