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Colour Sergeant Gardiner of the 42nd Highlanders, the Black Watch

The trench fighting outside Sevastopol in 1854 and 1855 during the Crimean War, that proved a foretaste of the terrible warfare of the American Civil War and the First World War

Crimean War veteran Color Sergeant William Gardner, 42nd Royal Highlanders. © IWM (Q 71643)

Crimean War veteran Color Sergeant William Gardner, 42nd Royal Highlanders. © IWM (Q 71643)

Black Watch in the Crimean war

A dying soldier of the Black Watch is supported by his comrade, while another stands to protect them, as the ranks of the Highlanders march on, after the battles at Sebastopol during the Crimean war. by Robert Gibb.

The Black Watch by A.E. Haswell Miller my favorite British regiment  the 95th rifles are my other favorite

The Black Watch by A. Haswell Miller my favorite British regiment the rifles are my other favorite

British; The Black Watch, Royal Highlanders, Officer , Review order, by Auguste Legras 1875. The colours of this painting have not stood the test of time and the Blue facings have taken on a distinct green tinge.

British; The Black Watch, Royal Highlanders, Officer , Review order, by Auguste Legras 1875. The colours of this painting have not stood the test of time and the Blue facings have taken on a distinct green tinge.

Grenadier, 42nd Highlanders, 1758

Grenadier of the Regiment 1758 with a bearskin mitre and buff facings. In the same year they would be designated a 'Royal' regiment and their buff facings changed to royal blue.

Old photograph of a Black Watch Sergeant in St Andrews, Fife, Scotland. His medals indicate that he is a veteran of the 1882 Egyptian campaign.

Old photograph of a Black Watch Sergeant in St Andrews, Fife, Scotland. His medals indicate that he is a veteran of the 1882 Egyptian campaign.

The Thin Red Line was a famous military action by the British Army's red-coated 93rd (Highland) Regiment at the Battle of Balaclava on October 25, 1854, during the Crimean War. In this incident the 93rd aided by a small force of Royal Marines and some Turkish infantrymen, led by Sir Colin Campbell, routed a Russian cavalry charge. Previously Campbell’s Highland Brigade had taken part in actions at Alma and Sevastopol.

The Thin Red Line was a famous military action by the British Army's red-coated 93rd (Highland) Regiment at the Battle of Balaclava on October 25, 1854, during the Crimean War. In this incident the 93rd aided by a small force of Royal Marines and some Turkish infantrymen, led by Sir Colin Campbell, routed a Russian cavalry charge. Previously Campbell’s Highland Brigade had taken part in actions at Alma and Sevastopol.

Scottish Soldier - Crimean war Colour Sergeant "Willie" McGregor of the Scots Fusilier Guards, photographed in 1856 after the Crimean War, wearing the post-war tunic but with his Crimean beard.

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