Below is a list of the history pages, personal accounts, extracts and photos that have been tagged with a reference to '4th Cameron Highlanders'...
1. [ history ]
A brief outline of 51st (Highland) Division in the First World War 1914 - 1919
2. [ history ]
General Fortune considered all the options, a counter attack, further resistance, retaking the town but against this there was no possibility of evacuation or support, the men were exhausted and virtually out of ammunition, with no artillery ammunition at all. Shortly before 1000hrs on the 12th June General fortune took the most difficult of decisions - to surrender...
3. [ memorials ]
Dedication of the path up the cliff from of Veules-les-Roses to Captain Derek Lang. The path was opened by Sarah Hunt, daughter of Sir Derek, in June 2015
1. [ account ]
From the "call out" of the TA in late 1938 to embarkation at Southampton for Le Havre in January 1940. Extract from 'Return to St. Valéry' by Lieutenant General Sir Derek Lang. Lieutenant General Lang was Adjutant of 4th Camerons in 1939 when the decision was made to double the size of the TA.
2. [ account ]
Account of the "Movements of 51 Div. and Attached Tps. since leaving Lille Area" [April 1940].
Provided by Mr Michael Thomson of Perth who provided various artefacts from his Uncle, Major David K Thomson, who was in the Royal Army Service Corps (RASC) in the Divisional Supply Regiment.
3. [ extract ]
Description of the attack on Abbeville, from 'The Highland Division' by Eric Linklater.
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Extracts from "Churchill's Sacrifice of the Highland Division" by Saul David relating to the 4th Cameron Highlanders Attack at Huchenneville on 4th June 1940.
5. [ extract ]
Extract relating to the Attack on Abbeville Bridgehead on 4 Jun 1940 from "THE FIGHTING IN THE SAAR AND SOUTH OF THE SOMME" prepared by the Historical Section of the Cabinet.
1. [ photo ]
Major Rory Mackintosh Walker, then Capt., is photographed (seated, 2nd left) at the Reg. re-union in Jerusalem, February 1934.
2. [ photo ]
Sketch map showing the line of attack and positions of 4th Cameron Coys. during the attack at Huchenneville on 4th June 1940. A version of this original sketch is recreated within "Churchill's Sacrifice". This original sketch is in a manuscript account in an exercise book written in a prisoner of war camp. The book does not say who the author was but there is a loose letter in it to Major W A Macleay, 4th Battalion Q.O. Cameron Highlanders, commending a L/Cpl for his actions on the Somme on 4/5th June and it is assumed that Major Macleay was the author of the diary and map.
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View from starting line of attach by "B" Coy. 4th Camerons from Huchenneville towards Hedgehog Wood, 4th June 1940
4. [ photo ]
Photo of the Chateau at Huchenneville, taken in 2015.
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Photo take during a Battlefield Tour in 2015 showing the view from the start line for 4th Cameron's D Company attack on 4th June 1940. The "Route National" is off to the left. The enemy position was in the bulge in the wood on the horizon.
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A map showing the starting attack positions of "D" & "C" Coy. near Huchenneville on 4th June 1940
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A sketch map showing the line of attack of "B" Coy. 4th Camerons during the attack at Huchenneville on 4th June 1940.
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Photograph from the Nazi propaganda magazine 'Signal', showing Highland Division POWs taken at Veules les Rose, east of St. Valery. Colin Hunter, 4th Camerons' Intelligence Officer, is in the centre right of the picture with a bandaged eye and Captain Derek Lang, with half his face visible, is at the extreme right.
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The town of Vueles-les-Roses, just to the east of St. Valery, dedicate the path up the cliff to Captain Derek Lang. The path was opened by Sarah Hunt, daughter of Sir Derek.