Gordon Highlanders
A brief history

In 1787 the 75th Regiment, the forerunner of the 1st Battalion the Gordon Highlanders, was raised, followed in 1794 by a Second Regiment raised by the 4th Duke of Gordon and assisted by his Wife the Duchess Jean. At first this regiment was numbered the 100th Regiment of Foot, but the title of the 'Gordon Highlanders' was used along with the number and in 1798 they became the 92nd by which they were known until their amalgamation in 1881 with the 75th Regiment.

The Regiment recruited primarily from Aberdeenshire and the Northeast counties of Scotland.