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Highland Light Infantry

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. 1st Battalion, The Highland Light Infantry .
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1945.05 Germany: Hamburg 53 Infantry Division
. Jun 45: Germany: Solingen .
. Aug 45: Belgium: Ghent .
1945.10 Egypt .
1945.10 Palestine: Jerusalem .
1946.03 Egypt: .
. 4 Jul 46: Ceremonial guard at the Citadel, Cairo when the Union Jack was lowered for the last time .
. 27 Aug 46: received new colours from Gen Sir Miles Dempsey .
. 1947: Re-adopted the kilt after a gap of 138 years .
1947.09.30 Palestine: Jerusalem 2nd Infantry Brigade
. 15 May 48: Last British unit to leave Jerusalem .
1948.05 Egypt: Canal Zone .
1948.07.15 Scotland: Fort George Training Bn of the Highland Bde
. 23 Sep 48: Amalgamated with 2nd Battalion without change of title .
1950.08 Scotland: Redford Barracks, Edinburgh .
1950 England: Colchester 19 Infantry Brigade
1951.10 Libya: Tripoli .
1952.02 Malta: .
. Jul 52 - Aug 52: Libya: Tobruk .
1952.09 Egypt: Tel-el-Kebir (TEK), Canal Zone 19 Infantry Brigade
1954.11 England: Gordon Barracks, Bulford with A Coy at Bulford Fields and B coy at Parkhouse A 2 Infantry Brigade
. 1955: Presented with new colours by Princess Margaret .
1956.01 Cyprus: Temporarily into a makeshift camp at Komi Kebir: then HQ, B; D Companies to Dhavlos, Sp Company to Bhogas, C Company to Kantara and A Company to Mersiniki .
. Jan 57: Sailed from Cyprus .
1957.02 Scotland: On leave .
1957.04 Germany: Alma Barracks, Luneburg 10 Infantry Brigade Group
. 29 Dec 58: Handed over Alma Barracks, to the German Authority .
1958.12.30 Scotland: On leave .
1958.02 Scotland: Redford Barracks, Edinburgh .
. 20 Jan 59: Amalgamated with 1st Bn, The Royal Scots Fusiliers, to form 1st Bn, The Royal Highland Fusiliers (Princess Margaret's Own Glasgow and Ayrshire Regiment) .
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. 2nd Battalion, The Highland Light Infantry .
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1945.05 Austria .
1945 Greece: Drama on the frontier with Bulgaria .
1946 Greece: Salonika .
. Late 47: Reduced to a cadre .
1948 Scotland: Glasgow .
. 23 Sep 48: Amalgamated with 1st Battalion .
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