• Short Summary

    Battle over amalgamation of Royal Scots and Highland Light Infantry.

  • Description


    GV. The Highland Light Infantry lined up on parade inside a large hall, & SV. SCU. Princess Margaret walking with Major General R. E. Urquhart. SV. Highland Light Infantry present arms. SCU. Princess Margaret and the Major Urquhart on dais. SV. Sir Winston Churchill with Colonel Major General E. Hakewell Smith of the Royal Scot Fusiliers, on right of picture. SV. Churchill and General Hakewell Smith inspecting the Fusiliers. CU. Pan, Churchill and Hakewell inspecting troops, & LV.

    GV. Exterior of the Maryhill Barracks, Glasgow, Scotland. CU. Poster on wall "The Highland Light Infantry - City of Glasgow Regiment". SV. Interior with two banners showing battle honours on wall. CU. Showing names "Mons. Ypres and Arras" etc. SV. Many medals in frame on wall. CU. Various assortment of medals. CU. Picture in frame of the founder of the Highland Light Infantry. SV. Small squad of Highland Light Infantry marching towards the camera. SV. H.L.I. marching passed Major General Urquhart in the barrack square at Maryhill. BV. Troops marching away from the camera.

    CU. General Urquhart being asked question (natural sound): "If the army council changes its mind about the kilt would you change your mind about your resignation?" Major General answering: "I would very much like to think that the Army council is going to change its mind and if they did of course one would have to study one's position again. But a lot depends on what the regiment wishes to do, because at the moment, my resignation is in and a successor is being found. But if they asked me to go on under the existing conditions, supposing there is no change at all, then naturally I would be delighted to do so for a limited time."

    LV. Interior with H.L.I. seated round table in N.A.A.F.I. CU. H.L.I. seated at table showing their kilts. CU. One soldier speaking: "Well John, if I thought that they were going to take the kilt away from the regiment, I would never have joined up". SV. Two soldiers seated at table and voice off stage says: "It's a shame, I like the kilt, I think it's smart dress." Then one soldier in the picture says: "I don't fancy wearing the trews, there is nothing to beat the look of the kilt." The other soldier says: "No, there's not. I don't know what they're trying to do, I think they're trying to make us look like Englishmen." Laughter. LV. Three Highlanders walking along pavement towards the camera. They pass by women standing by shop window. CU. Two women watching the men as they walk passed. BV. Men walking along pavement away from the camera.

    (Neg.) (Title Scene B)

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:40:43:00 / 01:43:00:00

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment