Hand Cast 925 Sterling Silver Clan Cameron Clansman’s Crest Badge Measures 2″ in diameter.
Crest: A sheaf of five arrows points upwards Proper tied with a band Gules.
Motto: Aonaibh ri chéile (Let Us Unite)
Clan Cameron is a West Highland Scottish clan, with one main branch Lochiel, and numerous cadet branches such as Erracht, Clunes, Glen Nevis, and Fassifern.
The Clan Cameron lands are in Lochaber and within their lands is the mountain Ben Nevis which is the highest mountain in the British Isles. The chief of the clan is customarily referred to as simply “Lochiel”.
In the 14th century, during the Wars of Scottish Independence, it is tradition that Clan Cameron fought for King Robert the Bruce. However there is no contemporary evidence for this. Firstly led by Chief VII John de Cameron against the English at the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314 and later led by Chief VIII John De Cameron at the Battle of Halidon Hill in 1333.
The Clan Cameron fought as Jacobites at the Battle of Sheriffmuir in 1715 during the initial early Jacobite uprisings. They later fought at the Battle of Glen Shiel in 1719. Their chief John Cameron of Lochiel, after hiding for a time in the Highlands, made his way back to exile in France.
The Clan Cameron fought on the side of the Jacobites against the Hanoverian Army at the Battle of Prestonpans (1745), Battle of Falkirk (1746), and on the frontline at the Battle of Culloden (April 6, 1746). After the Battle of Culloden the chief, Donald Cameron, also known as ‘Gentle Lochiel’, took refuge in France, where he died in October 1748.
The MacMartins, a sept of Clan Cameron, are said to have been amongst the most loyal and valuable followers of Lochiel. In the 1745 Jacobite Uprising, the MacMartins were “out with” Lochiel’s regiment
Notably, the Cameron Highlanders were the last battalions that wore the kilt in battle, due to the purposeful delaying of orders by commanding officers in the battalions (no one wanted to give up the kilt) and a surprise attack by the Germans (successfully repelled). For this they earned the nickname of ‘Ladies from Hell’
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