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1st Fife Artillery Volunteers

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The 1st Fife Artillery Volunteers, later the Highland (Fifeshire) Heavy Battery, was a volunteer unit first recruited in Fifeshire, Scotland, in 1860, which fought on the Western Front in the First World War. [1]

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Aberdeen

Aberdeen (Aiberdeen,; Obar Dheathain; Aberdonia) is Scotland's third most populous city, one of Scotland's 32 local government council areas and the United Kingdom's 37th most populous built-up area, with an official population estimate of 196,670 for the city of Aberdeen and for the local authority area.

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Aberdeenshire

Aberdeenshire (Siorrachd Obar Dheathain) is one of the 32 council areas of Scotland.

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Anstruther

Anstruther (Ainster; Ànsruthair) is a small town in Fife, Scotland, nine miles south-southeast of St. Andrews.

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Army Group Royal Artillery

An Army Group Royal Artillery (AGRA) was a British Commonwealth military formation type during the Second World War and shortly thereafter.

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Army Reserve (United Kingdom)

The Army Reserve is the active-duty volunteer reserve force and integrated element of the British Army.

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Banff, Aberdeenshire

Banff is a town in the Banff and Buchan area of Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

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Banffshire

Banffshire (Coontie o Banffshire; Siorrachd Bhanbh) is a historic county, registration county and lieutenancy area of Scotland.

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Battle of France

The Battle of France, also known as the Fall of France, was the German invasion of France and the Low Countries during the Second World War.

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Bedford

Bedford is the county town of Bedfordshire, England.

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BL 4 inch naval gun Mk VII

The BL 4-inch gun Mk VIIMk VII.

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BL 6-inch 26 cwt howitzer

The Ordnance BL 6 inch 26cwt howitzer was a British howitzer used during World War I and World War II.

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BL 60-pounder gun

The Ordnance BL 60-pounder was a British 5 inch (127 mm) heavy field gun designed in 1903–05 to provide a new capability that had been partially met by the interim QF 4.7 inch Gun.

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British Expeditionary Force (World War I)

The British Expeditionary Force (BEF) was the British Army sent to the Western Front during the First World War.

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British Expeditionary Force (World War II)

The British Expeditionary Force (BEF) was the name of the British Army in Western Europe during the Second World War from 2 September 1939 when the BEF GHQ was formed until 31 May 1940, when GHQ closed down.

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Burntisland

Burntisland (Bruntisland) is a royal burgh and parish in Fife, Scotland, on the northern shore of the Firth of Forth.

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Canon de 75 modèle 1897

The French 75 mm field gun was a quick-firing field artillery piece adopted in March 1898.

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Central Force

GHQ Central Force was a home command of the British Army during the First World War.

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Childers Reforms

The Childers Reforms of 1881 reorganised the infantry regiments of the British Army.

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Colleville-Montgomery

Colleville-Montgomery (Colleville-sur-Orne) is a commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region in northern France.

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Cupar

Cupar (Cùbar) is a town, former royal burgh and parish in Fife, Scotland.

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Dunfermline

Dunfermline (Dunfaurlin, Dùn Phàrlain) is a town and former Royal Burgh, and parish, in Fife, Scotland, on high ground from the northern shore of the Firth of Forth.

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Dunkirk evacuation

The Dunkirk evacuation, code-named Operation Dynamo, and also known as the Miracle of Dunkirk, was the evacuation of Allied soldiers during World War II from the beaches and harbour of Dunkirk, in the north of France, between 26 May and 4 June 1940.

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Dysart, Fife

Dysart (Dìseart) is a former town and royal burgh located on the south-east coast between Kirkcaldy and West Wemyss in Fife.

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Eastern Command (United Kingdom)

Eastern Command was a Command of the British Army.

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Edward Bruce, 10th Earl of Elgin

Edward James Bruce, 10th Earl of Elgin, 14th Earl of Kincardine KT, CMG, TD, JP (9 June 1881 – 27 November 1968) was the son of Victor Alexander Bruce, 9th Earl of Elgin who became Assistant Private Secretary to the Secretary State for the Colonies (1908–11) and a director of the Royal Bank of Scotland.

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Elie and Earlsferry

Elie and Earlsferry is a coastal town and former royal burgh in Fife, and parish, Scotland, situated within the East Neuk beside Chapel Ness on the north coast of the Firth of Forth, eight miles east of Leven.

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Essex

Essex is a county in the East of England.

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Fife

Fife (Fìobha) is a council area and historic county of Scotland.

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First Army (Home Forces)

First Army was a home service formation of the British Army during the First World War.

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First Army (United Kingdom)

The First Army was a formation of the British Army that existed during the First and Second World Wars.

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Fourth Army (United Kingdom)

The Fourth Army was a field army that formed part of the British Expeditionary Force during the First World War.

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Fraserburgh

Fraserburgh (The Broch or Faithlie; A' Bhruaich) is a Parish town in Aberdeenshire, Scotland with a population recorded in the 2011 Census at 13,100.

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Gordon Highlanders

The Gordon Highlanders was a line infantry regiment of the British Army that existed for 113 years, from 1881 until 1994, when it was amalgamated with the Queen's Own Highlanders (Seaforth and Camerons) to form the Highlanders (Seaforth, Gordons and Camerons).

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Grangemouth

Grangemouth is a town in east Stirlingshire and is part of the Falkirk council area, Scotland.

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Haldane Reforms

The Haldane Reforms were a series of far-ranging reforms of the British Army made from 1906 to 1912, and named after the Secretary of State for War, Richard Burdon Haldane.

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Harwich

Harwich is a town in Essex, England and one of the Haven ports, located on the coast with the North Sea to the east.

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Hundred Days

The Hundred Days (les Cent-Jours) marked the period between Napoleon's return from exile on the island of Elba to Paris on20 March 1815 and the second restoration of King Louis XVIII on 8 July 1815 (a period of 110 days).

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III Corps (United Kingdom)

III Corps was an army corps of the British Army formed in both the First World War and the Second World War.

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Inverkeithing

Inverkeithing is a town and a royal burgh, and parish, in Fife, Scotland, located on the Firth of Forth.

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Kinghorn

Kinghorn (Ceann Gronna) is a town and parish in Fife, Scotland.

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Kirkcaldy

Kirkcaldy (Cair Chaladain) is a town and former royal burgh in Fife, on the east coast of Scotland.

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Leven, Fife

Leven (Inbhir Lìobhann) is a seaside town in Fife, set in the east Central Lowlands of Scotland.

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Lionel Ellis

Lionel Frederic Ellis CVO CBE DSO MC (13 May 1885 – 19 October 1970) was a British Army officer and military historian, author of three volumes of the official History of the Second World War.

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Martin Farndale

General Sir Martin Baker Farndale KCB (6 January 1929 – 10 May 2000) was a British Army General who reached high office in the 1980s.

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Militia (United Kingdom)

The Militia of the United Kingdom were the military reserve forces of the United Kingdom after the Union in 1801 of the former Kingdom of Great Britain and Kingdom of Ireland.

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Mons Meg

Mons Meg is a medieval bombard in the collection of the Royal Armouries, but on loan to Historic Scotland and located at Edinburgh Castle in Scotland.

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Newport-on-Tay

Newport-on-Tay is a small town in the north-east of Fife in Scotland, acting as a commuter suburb for Dundee.

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Newton 6-inch mortar

The Newton 6-inch mortar was the standard British medium mortar in World War I from early 1917 onwards.

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Norfolk

Norfolk is a county in East Anglia in England.

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Northern Command (United Kingdom)

Northern Command was a Home Command of the British Army from 1793-1889 and 1905-1972.

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Operation Overlord

Operation Overlord was the codename for the Battle of Normandy, the Allied operation that launched the successful invasion of German-occupied Western Europe during World War II.

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Peterhead

Peterhead (Ceann Phàdraig, Peterheid) is a town in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

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QF 12 pounder 18 cwt naval gun

The QF 12 pounder 18 cwt gun was a 3 inch high-velocity naval gun used to equip larger British warships such as battleships for defence against torpedo boats.

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QF 4.7-inch Gun Mk I–IV

The QF 4.7 inch Gun Mks I, II, III, and IVMk I.

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QF 6-pounder Hotchkiss

The Ordnance QF Hotchkiss 6 pounder gun Mk I and Mk II or QF 6 pounder 8 cwt were a family of long-lived light naval guns introduced in 1885 to defend against new, small and fast vessels such as torpedo boats and later submarines.

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Royal Artillery

The Royal Regiment of Artillery, commonly referred to as the Royal Artillery (RA) and colloquially known as "The Gunners", is the artillery arm of the British Army.

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Royal Engineers

The Corps of Royal Engineers, usually just called the Royal Engineers (RE), and commonly known as the Sappers, is one of the corps of the British Army.

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Royal Field Artillery

The Royal Field Artillery (RFA) of the British Army provided close artillery support for the infantry.

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Royal Garrison Artillery

The Royal Garrison Artillery (RGA) was formed in 1899 as a distinct arm of the British Army's Royal Regiment of Artillery serving alongside the other two arms of the Regiment, the Royal Field Artillery (RFA) and the Royal Horse Artillery (RHA).

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Scotland

Scotland (Alba) is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and covers the northern third of the island of Great Britain.

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Scottish Command

Scottish Command or Army Headquarters Scotland (from 1972) is a command of the British Army.

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Second Army (United Kingdom)

The British Second Army was a field army active during the First and Second World Wars.

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Sheringham

Sheringham (population 7,367) is an English seaside town within the county of Norfolk in the United Kingdom.

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Southend-on-Sea

Southend-on-Sea, commonly referred to as simply Southend, is a town and wider unitary authority area with borough status in southeastern Essex, England.

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St Andrews

St Andrews (S.; Saunt Aundraes; Cill Rìmhinn) is a town on the east coast of Fife in Scotland, 10 miles (16 km) southeast of Dundee and 30 miles (50 km) northeast of Edinburgh.

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Stirling

Stirling (Stirlin; Sruighlea) is a city in central Scotland.

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Tayport

Tayport, also known as Ferry-Port on Craig, is a town and burgh, and parish, in the county of Fife, Scotland, acting as a commuter town for Dundee.

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Territorial Force

The Territorial Force was a part-time volunteer organisation, created in 1908 to help meet the military needs of the United Kingdom (UK) without resorting to conscription.

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The National Archives (United Kingdom)

The National Archives (TNA) is a non-ministerial government department.

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Victor Bruce, 9th Earl of Elgin

Victor Alexander Bruce, 9th Earl of Elgin, 13th Earl of Kincardine, (16 May 184918 January 1917), known as Lord Bruce until 1863, was a right-wing British Liberal politician who served as Viceroy of India from 1894 to 1899. He was appointed by Arthur Balfour to hold an investigative enquiry into the conduct of the Boer War in 1902 to 1903. The Elgin Commission was the first of its kind in the British Empire, and it travelled to South Africa and took oral evidence from men who had actually fought in the battles. It was the first to value the lives of the dead and to consider the feelings of mourning relatives left behind, and it was the first occasion in the history of the British Army that recognised the testimony of ordinary soldiery as well as that of the officers.

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Volunteer Force

The Volunteer Force was a citizen army of part-time rifle, artillery and engineer corps, created as a popular movement throughout the British Empire in 1859.

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West Wemyss

West Wemyss is a village lying on the north shore of the Firth of Forth, in Fife, Scotland.

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Western Front (World War I)

The Western Front was the main theatre of war during the First World War.

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World War I

World War I (often abbreviated as WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War, the Great War, or the War to End All Wars, was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918.

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World War II

World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.

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15th (Scottish) Infantry Division

The 15th (Scottish) Infantry Division was an infantry division of the British Army that served with distinction in both World War I and World War II.

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1st Special Service Brigade

The 1st Special Service Brigade was a commando brigade of the British Army.

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223rd Brigade (United Kingdom)

The 223rd Brigade was a Home Defence formation of the British Army in World War I and World War II.

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47th (London) Infantry Division

The 2nd London Division was a 2nd Line Territorial Army (TA) infantry division of the British Army, duplicate of the 1st London Division, during the Second World War.

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51st (Highland) Division

The 51st (Highland) Division was an infantry division of the British Army that fought on the Western Front in France during the First World War from 1915 to 1918.

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5th Infantry Division (United Kingdom)

The 5th Infantry Division was a regular army infantry division of the British Army.

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64th (2nd Highland) Division

The 64th (2nd Highland) Division was an infantry division of the British Army, raised during the Great War.

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6th Airborne Division (United Kingdom)

The 6th Airborne Division was an airborne infantry division of the British Army during the Second World War.

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71st (Forth) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery

The 71st (Forth) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery was an air defence unit of Britain's Territorial Army (TA) formed in Scotland just before World War II.

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76th Infantry Division (United Kingdom)

The 76th Infantry Division of the British Army was raised during the Second World War to defend the Norfolk coast against a possible German invasion, before being transformed into a training division in late 1942.

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10th (Wemyss) Fife Artillery Volunteer Corps, 11th (Kinghorn) Fife Artillery Volunteer Corps, 1st (Grangemouth) Stirlingshire Artillery Volunteer Corps, 1st (Tayport) Fife Artillery Volunteer Corps, 1st Fifeshire Royal Garrison Artillery (Volunteers), 278th (Buchan & Banff Artillery) Field Squadron, Royal Engineers, 2nd (Newport) Fife Artillery Volunteer Corps, 2nd (Stirling) Stirlingshire Artillery Volunteer Corps, 356th (Highland) Medium Regiment, Royal Artillery, 3rd (St Andrews) Fife Artillery Volunteer Corps, 4th (Inverkeithing) Fife Artillery Volunteer Corps, 56th (Highland) Medium Brigade, Royal Garrison Artillery, 56th (Highland) Medium Regiment, Royal Artillery, 5th (Kirkcaldy) Fife Artillery Volunteer Corps, 65th (Highland) Medium Regiment, Royal Artillery, 6th (Burntisland) Fife Artillery Volunteer Corps, 7th (Anstruther) Fife Artillery Volunteer Corps, 8th (Leven) Fife Artillery Volunteer Corps, 9th (Dysart) Fife Artillery Volunteer Corps, Highland (Fifeshire) Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery, North Scottish R.G.A.

References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1st_Fife_Artillery_Volunteers

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