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INSIGNIA OF THE ROYAL COMPANY OF ARCHERS

The original insignia of the Royal Company of Archers is one of the difficult to find in modern Scottish militaria. The insignia holds the motto Nemo Me Impune Lacesset the same as the one is placed on the Order of the Thistle. The acquisition was made in honour of Major A. A. Gordon who was a member of the regiment in 1896. In 1922 Major Gordon had taken a photograph of him in his Royal Company of Archers uniform where we can see he wore the same insignia. 

MAJOR GORDON'S COOKBOOK ATTRIBUTED TO HIS WIFE LIZZIE MAUDE SMITH

The cookbook was donated by the Gordon family by the end of December 2019 as a token of appreciation of the work done by the society. The cookbook has a numerous handwritings some of them being from Major Gordon himself and somewhere later identified as of Major Gordon's wife Lizzie Maude Smith. Another person that was identified as Major Gordon's youngest sister Helene Gordon, who signed her writings with Hellie Gordon. The cookbook will be eximend later in the future.

1914 STAR TO JOHN HILLS OF THE 1ST GORDON HIGHLANDERS
PRISONER OF WAR - LE CATEAU
SUBORDINATE OF WILLIAM EAGLESON GORDON VC

John Hills grew up with 4 sisters and 2 brothers in Edinburgh. He enlisted in the 1st Gordon Highlanders on the outbreak of the First World War and arrived in France on 13 August 1914 where he was incorporated into C-Company. His commanding officers where Colonel F. H. Neish and William E. Gordon. Hills was one of about 500 men who surrendered at Le Cateau and was interned in Sennelager from 1914 till 1917, when he was transferred to Köningsbrück. Fortunately he survived the war and returned to Scotland.

SIGNED PICTURE OF KING ALBERT OF BELGIUM TO MAJOR A. A. GORDON - 1921

MAJOR GORDON'S ROYAL WAR TIME BRASSARDS

MARKED SOLID SILVER OFFICERS SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS CAP BAGE

ORIGINAL COPY CULLED FROM A DIARY WITH DUSTJACKET.

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