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The Second World War

Highland Light Infantry Jacket

20th Century

Cecil Riding's Highland Light Infantry jacket made in 1943 with medal bar and SAS Parachute wings.


Captain Cecil Riding (Jock) grew up near Lockerbie in Dumfriesshire.  In 1940 he joined the Coldstream Guards before transferring to the Highland Light Infantry in 1941.  In February 1944 Cecil Riding was selected for the newly formed Special Air Service (SAS) and was posted on special duty throughout occupied Western Europe in 1944 and 1945 for which he was awarded the Military Cross.

textile; metal
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
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DMCR001a, DMCR001b, DMCR001c
Dumfries and Galloway Council

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