The Royal Highland Fusiliers Museum Appeal

The Royal Highland Fusiliers Museum Appeal An appeal to save the RHF Museum collection and create a new museum to inform, inherit and inspire for generations. The Royal Highland Fusiliers have strong connections with the City of Glasgow and its people, and with Ayrshire, stretching back to the 17th Century.
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Since that time local soldiers have served with great distinction on operations around the world. Their inspiring story of ordinary men and women committing extraordinary acts in the service of their country is recorded in written records but also in ten thousand or so artefacts which have become part of a unique regimental Collection. Recently the Collection has been housed a building at the west end of Sauchiehall Street which is no longer suitable for a 21st century display and exhibition. The Trustees of The Royal Highland Fusiliers intend to save the Collection and create a new museum which will re-define the interpretation, design and ethos of regimental and military museums. It will be a memorial and an inspiration to past and present soldiers as well as being an example of how this great Regiment can be brought to new life. The most likely location for the Museum’s new home is in the refurbished Kelvin Hall. The cost of undertaking such a momentous project will be significant and the Trustees have decided to launch a Museum Heritage Appeal in November 2014 with the aim of raising £5M over the next five years. This money will cover the capital cost of moving the Museum and laying down seed-corn money for operating costs thereafter.

Did you know Her Majesty is the Commander-in-Chief of the British Armed Forces? She was, of course, a member of the Wome...
16/05/2016
Happy & Glorious - Happy Birthday, Ma'am! - Royal Highland Fusiliers Museum Appeal

Did you know Her Majesty is the Commander-in-Chief of the British Armed Forces? She was, of course, a member of the Women’s Auxiliary Territory Service, with the rank of Second Lieutenant and service number, 23087. Read more here:

The Chairman & Trustees of The Royal Highland Fusiliers Regimental Trust and the Staff & Volunteers of The Royal Highland Fusiliers Museum send Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth, Loyal Greetings and wish her a very Happy Birthday. In case it has escaped anyone’s notice, today, 21 April 2016, marks the 90...

Did you know on the formation of The Royal Regiment of Scotland in 2006, Her Majesty became the Colonel-in-Cheif of the ...
16/05/2016
Happy & Glorious - Happy Birthday, Ma'am! - Royal Highland Fusiliers Museum Appeal

Did you know on the formation of The Royal Regiment of Scotland in 2006, Her Majesty became the Colonel-in-Cheif of the Regiment, presenting new Colours to all seven Battalions in July 2011, including to our own successor Battalion: The Royal Highland Fusiliers, 2nd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland. Read more here:http://www.rhfappeal.co.uk/happy-glorious-happy-birthday-maam/

The Chairman & Trustees of The Royal Highland Fusiliers Regimental Trust and the Staff & Volunteers of The Royal Highland Fusiliers Museum send Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth, Loyal Greetings and wish her a very Happy Birthday. In case it has escaped anyone’s notice, today, 21 April 2016, marks the 90...

Volunteer appeal - we need the appeal spread far and wide; the Regimental family, the military community, general public...
12/05/2016
Volunteer - Royal Highland Fusiliers Museum Appeal

Volunteer appeal - we need the appeal spread far and wide; the Regimental family, the military community, general public, schools and our overseas friends and family.

Get in touch to find out how you can help:

The Appeal marches on the support from those willing to see the RHF Museum Collection in its new home. To get there we would welcome as much support as possible to help in whatever way you are able. Please fill in the box on the right and show your commitment. Host an Event. Offer The …

Happy & Glorious – Happy Birthday, Ma’am! Read more about how the staff and volunteers at the Museum marked this amazing...
12/05/2016
Happy & Glorious - Happy Birthday, Ma'am! - Royal Highland Fusiliers Museum Appeal

Happy & Glorious – Happy Birthday, Ma’am! Read more about how the staff and volunteers at the Museum marked this amazing milestone:

The Chairman & Trustees of The Royal Highland Fusiliers Regimental Trust and the Staff & Volunteers of The Royal Highland Fusiliers Museum send Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth, Loyal Greetings and wish her a very Happy Birthday. In case it has escaped anyone’s notice, today, 21 April 2016, marks the 90...

Did you know there are an amazing number of links between the         Paras and our Regiment – one less than obvious one...
02/05/2016

Did you know there are an amazing number of links between the Paras and our Regiment – one less than obvious one is that the old headquarters of 15 (Scottish) Parachute Regiment at the Yorkhill Territorial Army drill hall was once the headquarters of 6th (City of Glasgow) Battalion, The Highland Light Infantry (6 HLI).

If you have a memory or a picture you would like to share, please let us know!

In Burma, during an attack on a Japanese position Major Blaker’s company was held up by heavy fire at close range.   Whe...
29/04/2016
Captain F G Blaker VC - Royal Highland Fusiliers Museum Appeal

In Burma, during an attack on a Japanese position Major Blaker’s company was held up by heavy fire at close range. When hit by a burst of three rounds through the body, Major Blaker continued to cheer on his men whilst lying on the ground.

Read more about this astonishing story of bravery, and the 9th Gurka Rifles of the Indian Army in #1944:

"His heroism and self-sacrifice was beyond all praise..."

Each gravestone in a war cemetery is a poignant reminder of a life lost in conflict and those with the epitaph “Known un...
28/04/2016
"A Soldier of The Great War Known Unto God" - Royal Highland Fusiliers Museum Appeal

Each gravestone in a war cemetery is a poignant reminder of a life lost in conflict and those with the epitaph “Known unto God” are particularly moving and sad.

Until recently, the remains of Corporal Thomas Houston MM of 2nd Battalion, The Highland Light Infantry was buried in a grave in Bancourt British Cemetery and the gravestone bore the inscription: “A soldier of The Great War known unto God”. Read more about this incredible story here:

Each gravestone in a war cemetery is a poignant reminder of a life lost in conflict and those with the epitaph “Known unto God” are particularly moving and sad. Until recently, the remains of Corporal Thomas Houston MM of 2nd Battalion, The Highland Light Infantry was buried in a grave in Bancourt…

Keep up with all the latest news and the The Royal Highland Fusiliers Museum Appeal  proposed move to the new Kelvin Hal...
27/04/2016
News - Royal Highland Fusiliers Museum Appeal

Keep up with all the latest news and the The Royal Highland Fusiliers Museum Appeal proposed move to the new Kelvin Hall development in Glasgow:

To capture and maintain your interest: we will keep you informed on the progress of the Appeal; event updates; historical facts and interesting stories.

VOLUNTEER APPEAL - Make a difference to our appeal to see the RHF Museum Collection in its new home!Find out how you can...
13/04/2016
Volunteer - Royal Highland Fusiliers Museum Appeal

VOLUNTEER APPEAL - Make a difference to our appeal to see the RHF Museum Collection in its new home!

Find out how you can volunteer for us here:

The Appeal marches on the support from those willing to see the RHF Museum Collection in its new home. To get there we would welcome as much support as possible to help in whatever way you are able. Please fill in the box on the right and show your commitment. Host an Event. Offer The …

Find out more about the progress of the Museum’s proposed move to the new Kelvin Hall development here. More updates com...
10/04/2016
Update on the Appeal from Major General Euan Loudon CBE - Royal Highland Fusiliers Museum Appeal

Find out more about the progress of the Museum’s proposed move to the new Kelvin Hall development here.

More updates coming soon:

Ladies and Gentlemen, When I wrote in early January we had officially launched the Appeal, established an appeal website www.rhfappeal.co.uk and opened an appeal bank account at the Airdrie Savings Bank. Since then the steering group –under Sandy Fitzpatrick’s leadership-has been beavering away on a…

Our greatest hope for the museum appeal, is that we'll be able to continue telling inspiring stories of ordinary men and...
31/03/2016
The Appeal - Royal Highland Fusiliers Museum Appeal

Our greatest hope for the museum appeal, is that we'll be able to continue telling inspiring stories of ordinary men and women committing extraordinary acts in the service of their country.

Find out how you can get involved here:

The Royal Highland Fusiliers have strong connections with the people of the city of Glasgow and Ayrshire, stretching back to the 17th Century. Since that time local soldiers have served with great distinction on operations around the world.

Staying in touch is fundamental to keeping the story of The Royal Highland Fusiliers alive. If you have a story, memory ...
24/03/2016

Staying in touch is fundamental to keeping the story of The Royal Highland Fusiliers alive. If you have a story, memory or a picture you would like to share, please let us know!

Did you know the Crossing of the Rhine (code-named Operation Plunder) began on this day in 1945? The situation was descr...
23/03/2016
Crossing the Rhine - the - Royal Highland Fusiliers Museum Appeal

Did you know the Crossing of the Rhine (code-named Operation Plunder) began on this day in 1945?

The situation was described, the following day, by Joseph Goebbels (the German Minister of Propaganda) as having entered an “extraordinarily critical, ostensibly almost deadly, phase.” Read more about this incredible story here:

The Crossing of the Rhine (code-named Operation Plunder) began on the evening of 23 March 1945; and the situation was described, the following day, by Joseph Goebbels (the German Minister of Propaganda) as having entered an “extraordinarily critical, ostensibly almost deadly, phase.” Both antecedent…

We need volunteers to host events, fund raise and volunteer at the Museum. Find out more about how you can help here:
18/03/2016
Volunteer - Royal Highland Fusiliers Museum Appeal

We need volunteers to host events, fund raise and volunteer at the Museum.

Find out more about how you can help here:

The Appeal marches on the support from those willing to see the RHF Museum Collection in its new home. To get there we would welcome as much support as possible to help in whatever way you are able. Please fill in the box on the right and show your commitment. Host an Event. Offer The …

HMS Birkenhead, carrying reinforcements for the Kaffir War in South Africa, struck rocks off the coast of Simonstown and...
17/03/2016
HMS Birkenhead - Royal Highland Fusiliers Museum Appeal

HMS Birkenhead, carrying reinforcements for the Kaffir War in South Africa, struck rocks off the coast of Simonstown and sank 25 minutes later in 1852.

Read more about HMS Birkenhead - it's the first recorded incident of "Women & Children First":

First example of Birkenhead Drill "Woman and Children first"

Our volunteers are fundamental to the survival of our collection at the museum. Find out how you can help too!
16/03/2016
Volunteer - Royal Highland Fusiliers Museum Appeal

Our volunteers are fundamental to the survival of our collection at the museum. Find out how you can help too!

The Appeal marches on the support from those willing to see the RHF Museum Collection in its new home. To get there we would welcome as much support as possible to help in whatever way you are able. Please fill in the box on the right and show your commitment. Host an Event. Offer The …

Sustaining artillery fire, cavalry charges, driving back the Imperial Guard and firing the last shot a Waterloo!  The 71...
15/03/2016
Battle of Waterloo - Royal Highland Fusiliers Museum Appeal

Sustaining artillery fire, cavalry charges, driving back the Imperial Guard and firing the last shot a Waterloo! The 71st Highlanders were in the thick of the battle of Waterloo.

Find out more about where the story began here:

The Last Gun at Waterloo!

They also Serve …..! Read more about Miss Catherine Thorburn, born in 1892 who became an Air Raid Warden in Lanarkshire....
10/03/2016
They also Serve .....! - Royal Highland Fusiliers Museum Appeal

They also Serve …..!

Read more about Miss Catherine Thorburn, born in 1892 who became an Air Raid Warden in Lanarkshire. The Museum has a small display showing some items of Miss Thorburn’s service as a warden.

If you have a memory or a picture you would like to share, please get in touch!

Unsurprisingly, most histories of British infantry regiments concentrate on battles and the soldiers who fought in those conflicts; often forgetting that those soldiers are not just fighting machines taken off a convenient shelf as needed! They were, and are, individuals with individual histories,…

In Burma, during an attack on a Japanese position Major Blaker’s company was held up by heavy fire at close range.   Whe...
09/03/2016
Captain F G Blaker VC - Royal Highland Fusiliers Museum Appeal

In Burma, during an attack on a Japanese position Major Blaker’s company was held up by heavy fire at close range. When hit by a burst of three rounds through the body, Major Blaker continued to cheer on his men whilst lying on the ground.

Read more about this astonishing story of bravery, and the 9th Gurka Rifles of the Indian Army in 1944:

"His heroism and self-sacrifice was beyond all praise..."

Read more about the curious tale of the Waterloo Medal!No battle honour inscribed upon the Regimental Colours of the Bri...
05/03/2016
The Curious Tale of the Waterloo Medal! - Royal Highland Fusiliers Museum Appeal

Read more about the curious tale of the Waterloo Medal!
No battle honour inscribed upon the Regimental Colours of the British Army has been harder fought or better deserved than ‘Waterloo’, in the course of which The 71st Highlanders lost 16 officers, 11 sergeants and 187 other rank and file.

Find out more:

No battle honour inscribed upon the Regimental Colours of the British Army has been harder fought or better deserved than ‘Waterloo’, in the course of which The 71st Highlanders lost 16 officers, 11 sergeants and 187 other rank and file. The 71st and 74th Highlanders (later amalgamated to form The H…

Fancy volunteering with us? If you have some spare time on your hands, we need volunteers! Find out more here:
03/03/2016
Volunteer - Royal Highland Fusiliers Museum Appeal

Fancy volunteering with us?

If you have some spare time on your hands, we need volunteers! Find out more here:

The Appeal marches on the support from those willing to see the RHF Museum Collection in its new home. To get there we would welcome as much support as possible to help in whatever way you are able. Please fill in the box on the right and show your commitment. Host an Event. Offer The …

Did you know that you can connect with us on twitter?Follow us today using @RHFappeal and find out the latest on our app...
28/02/2016

Did you know that you can connect with us on twitter?
Follow us today using @RHFappeal and find out the latest on our appeal to save the RHF Museum collection!

Volunteer appeal - Make a difference to our appeal to see the RHF Museum Collection in its new home. Find out more about...
26/02/2016
Volunteer - Royal Highland Fusiliers Museum Appeal

Volunteer appeal - Make a difference to our appeal to see the RHF Museum Collection in its new home. Find out more about how you can help here:

The Appeal marches on the support from those willing to see the RHF Museum Collection in its new home. To get there we would welcome as much support as possible to help in whatever way you are able. Please fill in the box on the right and show your commitment. Host an Event. Offer The …

Our greatest hope for the museum appeal, is that we'll be able to continue telling stories of ordinary men and women com...
25/02/2016

Our greatest hope for the museum appeal, is that we'll be able to continue telling stories of ordinary men and women committing extraordinary acts in the service of their country.

If you have a memory or a picture you would like to share, please let us know!

Five thousand British troops under command of Sir Arthur Wellesley, later the Duke of Wellington, took on the Mahratta’s...
24/02/2016
Battle of Assaye - Royal Highland Fusiliers Museum Appeal

Five thousand British troops under command of Sir Arthur Wellesley, later the Duke of Wellington, took on the Mahratta’s forty-two thousand-strong army at the Battle of Assaye in 1803.

Read more about how The 74th Highlanders were awarded the Assaye Colour!

Wellington's "Fighting Regiment" and the Assaye Colour!

Read more about the ill-fated Gallipoli campaign from 25 April 1915 until 9 January 1916:
23/02/2016
Gallipoli: "I don't order you to attack; I order you to die!" - Royal Highland Fusiliers Museum...

Read more about the ill-fated Gallipoli campaign from 25 April 1915 until 9 January 1916:

These prophetic and chilling words could have been spoken to the Allied troops who suffered during the badly-planned and ill-fated Gallipoli campaign, which is commemorated on ANZAC Day (25 April). In fact, it is a quote from Mustafa Kemal, better known as Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, later the founding…

Sergeant Turnbull of 17th Battalion, The Highland Light Infantry, was awarded the Victoria Cross for conspicuous bravery...
11/02/2016
Sgt J Turnbull VC - Royal Highland Fusiliers Museum Appeal

Sergeant Turnbull of 17th Battalion, The Highland Light Infantry, was awarded the Victoria Cross for conspicuous bravery during the Battle of the Somme in 1916.

Read his inspiring story:

"Almost single-handed ... displayed the highest degree of valour and skill."

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Great day out in Millport to support the Museum Appeal 😊