Well-travelled beyond Great Britain's borders
The storied history of the 78th Highland Regiment began during Britain's wars with revolutionary France and later led to involvement in worldwide military activities in countries such as India, Egypt and South Africa. Learn about the fascinating and challenging expeditions the 78th participated in.
At war with revolutionary France
The initial activities of the 78th were associated with Britain's wars with revolutionary France. For example, just a year after they were formed, the 78th found itself at the defence of Nimjegen in Holland. Another year later, the 78th attacked the Cape of Good Hope (the Dutch having become revolutionary allies of the French) and forced the surrender of Cape Town and Wynberg in South Africa.