Remembrance Day 2020

As a mark of respect, and to allow time for quiet contemplation, the grounds and gardens of The Gordon Highlanders Museum will be open to the public on Remembrance Day, Wednesday 11 November 2020. Our gates will be open between 10am and 2pm and while strict social...

VE Day 75 Marked Virtually by GHM Volunteers

Photo of the VE Day bunting hung by Museum Volunteers, with the Museum peeking out from behind the bunting. On 8 May 2020, the 75th anniversary of the end of the war in Europe -VE Day- was commemorted. A number of events and street parties across the country had been...

Award for Peggy the Dog

Peggy, the Bull Terrier On 20 February 2020, the PDSA presented a special commendation to Peggy the dog for her devotion to The Gordon Highlanders and her bravery. You can find out her story below… At their last meeting the People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals...

The Christmas Truce, 1914

Photo of the “Christmas Truce” which took place in December 1914 on various portions of the Front, included in the scrapbook of CSM Herbert Styles, 2nd Battalion The Gordon Highlanders. The Christmas Truce was a series of individual and unofficial truces that took...
Outbreak 80

Outbreak 80

The Gordon Highlanders during the “Twilight War” 1939-1940 On 3 September 1939, the British Empire and France declared war on Germany following its invasion of Poland. The Second World War (1939-1945) split the nations of the world into two opposing military...