Cape Town Highlanders in Tunisa South African Army 1943

at 1000 × 888 in Disappearing ink | Leave a comment

Springboks of the Cape Town Highlanders Regiment march towards Tunis in 1943, having crossed the Western Desert from Egypt and earning honors at El Alamein. Founded in 1885, the regiment is 134 years old and has fought in the Boer Wars as well as both World Wars. Queen Elizabeth, until 1961, was the unit’s colonel-in-chief. The Highlanders are set to disappear in the coming months.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.