Location: Scotland, UK
Joined: 22 Mar 2005
|Posted: Sat 15 Dec, 2007 10:42 am Post subject: Gordon Highlanders Museum Aberdeen
I had the great pleasure of attending a corporate event at the Gordon Highlanders Museum recently.
It isnt a massive place but it was very interesting and had some great stuff to see.
Great regiment, great history!!!
Of particular interest was the small armoury that they now have there.
- various UK rifles from SMLE 111 up to SA80
- various pistols
- World War 2 Japanese swords
- various WW2 era kukris
- and last but not least was about 10 Scottish broadswords that had come from late officers of the regiment
I was knocked over by the display and in an effort to see it more clearly I brushed against the display thereby setting off the alarm! I am so glad the guide was there and knew it wasn't an attempt to grab anything.
It's not a massive collection but it was good to see and should you find yourself in Aberdeen I would recommendf you go and see it. Just make sure it is open as for some months of the year it is completely shut.
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