Glasgow Highlanders cadets off to Somme battlefield

Cadets from F Pl RHF are off to the battlefields of World War 1 to commemorate the Glasgow soldiers who lost their lives there.

F RHFThey will commemorate the Battle of High Wood, where on 15 and 16 July 1916, 192 men of the Glasgow Highlanders TA Battalion were killed in action.  The memorial cairn comprises 192 stones, one for each man lost –  with the cobble at the top taken from a Glasgow street.  The cairn stands 5 foot 7 inches tall, the minimum height to join the Glasgow Highlanders at that time.

Credit:  Cairn photograph: Pierre Grande Guerre