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Major Robert Barbour Cameron HLI

Major Robert Barbour Cameron HLI

Robert Barbour Cameron

Robert Barbour Cameron enlisted into the Highland Light Infantry at Glasgow University Officer Training Corps on the 18th of September 1939. He was subsequently commissioned into the Highland Light Infantry (2nd Bn. Glasgow Highlanders).

Robert’s wartime service was spent as an officer in the 12th Frontier Force Regiment, a regiment comprised of British and Empire troops, serving in India and Burma. The 12th Frontier Force Regiment was part of General Slim’s 14th Army, the so-called “forgotten army”. This unfortunate moniker was due largely to the lack of contemporary press interest in the Burma campaign. So much so that General Slim is said to have told his troops…

“When you go home don’t worry about what to tell your loved ones and friends about service in Asia. No one will know where you were, or where it is if you do. You are, and will remain “The Forgotten Army.”

Major Alastair Mack HLI 1952-1958

Major Alastair Mack HLI 1952-1958

Hi Folks,

I am sorry to have to report that I was informed today by Willie Shaw that he had received a call from Alastair Mack’s daughter to say that he had passed away on Sunday 6th March.  Alastair was Chairman, and a long standing supporter of the HLI Association. I hope that we can arrange a suitable commemoration but we will have to await details from Alastair’s family.  Most of you will know that Alastair moved recently to Wiltshire and it may be that the funeral will take place there.  I will keep you informed as I receive further information.

In the meantime let us remember an old comrade in typical HLI fashion, with fondness, respect, and a dram in his memory!

Yours aye,

Jim Devine

Secretary HLI Association