Historical Record's of the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders

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  1. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    1932 to 1948 in two volumes. Anyone got them? How do they compare to Historical Records of the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders Vol V and VI 1932-1948 Second World War by Wilson?

    With the later being Vol Five I'm assuming these are different books?

    Slightly confused o_O

  2. 51highland

    51highland Very Senior Member

    Andy have you contacted The Highlanders museum at Fort George as they have all the volumes to hand. They will tell you what volume covers which battalions. Vol 6 covers 4th and 5th 6th & 7th battalions 39 to 46. Also No's 1 & 2 Independant companies. 1st & 2nd Liverpool scots. plus canadian and australian battalions of camerons.
  3. idler

    idler GeneralList

    I believe that the ones in the photo are library rebinds.

    The original spines are Vol V and Vol VI but their dustjackets are Second World War I & II like the photo! Take your pick.

    I think it's safe to say that they are one and the same (or should that be 'two and the same'?) though they are not the pristine first editions I suspect you're after.
  4. 51highland

    51highland Very Senior Member

    Not certain, but think vol 5 covers 1st and 2nd battalions 39 to 46.
  5. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    Thanks all....They are the best copies I can find to date Andrew. A snip at £130 for both :lol:

    Still might wait and see what else comes up though :unsure:
  6. dryan67

    dryan67 Senior Member

    I have Volume V and VI, which are also referred to as Part I and II for the period 1932 to 1948. The spine of the volumes say Vol. V and VI while the dust jackets say I and II. Obviously both are the same.

    The two regular battalions are covered in Volume V (Part I) while the 4th-7th Battalions, Nos 1 and 2 Indep Coys, 1st and 2nd Liverpool Scottish and all the Commonwealth affiliated battalions are in Volume VI (Part II).
  7. dryan67

    dryan67 Senior Member

    By the way, the price is good since I got mine in 2009 for £125. Not bad for inflation over 3 years.
  8. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    Oh how I wish I got these now :mad: The two volumes now appear to be as rare as hen's teeth !
  9. dryan67

    dryan67 Senior Member

    Anything that you need from the volumes, let me know. If there is a section I can photograph for you let me know.
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  10. Stuart Avery

    Stuart Avery In my wagon & not a muleteer.

    Hi David,

    Can you please show a copy of the two books that you have when you have the time?

    I mean like what Andy has done in his opening post... The price of these two Volumes have gone through the roof since you bought yours in 2009.

    What a bunch of Shysters some of these people are for selling them at silly amounts of coin.. Also, how many pages are in each volume & who has written them? In the middle of trying to sort out a price of around £250.00. I do believe that they are has mint has they can be. I need to ask the seller if he can send me some photos before I take this amount of money from my wallet.

    If the price is around that amount, & they are in has good a condition has he's advertise them, then i think i will have done Ok.

    Do's your two have a front cover?

    Many thanks.
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  11. dryan67

    dryan67 Senior Member


    I have taken a similar picture of the two volumes with dust jackets on. Without, they are the same as Andy posted.

    Volume I (V) - 428 pp.
    Volume II (VI) - 334 pp.

    They volumes are excellent. I have used both in my research, particularly for the 2nd Camerons.

    By front cover, do you mean Table of Contents?

  12. Stuart Avery

    Stuart Avery In my wagon & not a muleteer.


    That is fabulous. They look almost brand new. Sorry.. I meant the dust cover.

    I had a decent chat with the owner of the shop over the phone earlier & managed to obtain them for £260.00.

    When you consider how many pages are in both, then i think that's a reasonable price.

    Thanks for the quick reply.

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  13. 51highland

    51highland Very Senior Member

    Bought this Vol 6. In a book shop in Nairn in 1994. £20. Well worth it for the early days of researching my Fathers war. Vol6.jpg
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  14. Stuart Avery

    Stuart Avery In my wagon & not a muleteer.


    That's had some use. How does Volume V look? Also, how detailed are the maps? I've got a few that are in that kind of condition( The Irish Guards spring to mind)! That's going for a fortune.

  15. 51highland

    51highland Very Senior Member

    They are mostly sketch maps in the book. Apart from the scan area attached. The war diaries hold the maps.

    Attached Files:

  16. dryan67

    dryan67 Senior Member


    I think that you will like the volumes. Not a bad price for a two-volume rare set considering the current market for books. There are about nine Indian regimentals that I have been trying to track down for years. Once in a while one pops up for an absurd price.
  17. Charley Fortnum

    Charley Fortnum Dreaming of Red Eagles

    And could you send me your home address and the dates you intend to stay away from home?
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  18. Simon165

    Simon165 Member

    If anyone is interested i have just downloaded Volume 6 covering the 4th Battalion Queens own Cameron Highlanders on google. I have been looking for the book at a reasonable price, and this has not shown up before, but i had changed the 6 from Latin to normal and up it popped. I typed in (historical records of the Queen's own Cameron Highlanders vol 6) without brackets and at the top result it said Google books, and lo and behold its their. Free and downloadable, not tried for the other volumes.

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