Royal Scots Fusiliers

Edinburgh

Where and When was this photo taken?

Probably somewhere in Edinburgh during World War II

Royal Scots Fusiliers  -  Photo by A Hutchjison & Son, Colinton, Edinburgh, probably taken in Edinburgh during World War 2

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Colin Evans, Braintree, Essex, England, whose father is one of the soldiers in this photo.

 

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   Royal Scots Fusiliers  -  Photo by A Hutchjison & Son, Colinton, Edinburgh, probably taken in Edinburgh during World War 2

Recollections

1.

Colin Evans

Braintree, Essex, England

Thank you to Colin Evans for sending the photo above, of the large group of Royal Scots Fusiliers - with the mascot at the front !

Colin wrote:

Royal Scots Fusiliers Photo

"I'm researching my father's time in the army during WW2, when he was in the Scots Fusiliers.  I'm currently in touch with the Fusiliers' museum and hope they will be able to give me some information.

In the meantime, here is a photo of the Scots Fusiliers.

   Royal Scots Fusiliers  -  Photo by A Hutchjison & Son, Colinton, Edinburgh, probably taken in Edinburgh during World War 2

This photo was taken by photographers, A Hutcheson & Son of Colintion.  It came into my possession because my father is in it.  He was originally in the Essex Regiment at the start of the war and  was then transferred to the Scots Fusiliers.

I can only assume that the photo was taken in Edinburgh as my father was stationed there at one time."

Colin Evans, Braintree, Essex, England:  August 31 + September 9, 2014

Reply to Colin

Hi Colin:

Thank you for your photo.  I was interested to see who the photographer was.  Alexander Hutcheson & Son were in business with a studio in Colinton from 1925 until 1958.

Colinton is a suburb in SW Edinburgh beside the Water of Leith.  There were two barracks in or close to Colinton.  They were Dreghorn Barracks and Redford Barracks.

Question

Location

Do you recognise the building in the background of this photo, or if you can suggest when the photo might have been taken?  If so, please email me to let me know.    Thank you.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  September 10, 2014

Recollections

2.

Walter (Wattie) Mason

Leith

Thank you to Walter J Mason who wrote:

Royal Scots Fusiliers Photo

   Royal Scots Fusiliers  -  Photo by A Hutchjison & Son, Colinton, Edinburgh, probably taken in Edinburgh during World War 2

"I know the 2nd Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers were stationed at Redford Barracks in 1939 as when my father married my mother in 1939 that was his address on their Marriage Certificate.  My father had the rank of Lance Corporal.

I'm trying to find out if he is in this photo."

Walter J Mason, Leith:  September 10, 2014

 

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