Scots Guards

The Scots Guards (SG), part of the Guards Division, is one of the elite Foot Guards regiments of the British Army. Their origins lie in the personal bodyguard of King Charles I of England and Scotland. Its lineage can be traced as far back as 1642, although it was only placed on the English Establishment (thus becoming part of what is now the British Army) in 1686.

The Scots Guards is ranked as the third regiment in the Guards Division; as such, Scots Guardsmen can be recognised by having the buttons on their tunics spaced in threes. The regiment consists of a single operational battalion, which has been based in Catterick since 2008, in the armoured infantry role. However, since 1993, the regiment has also maintained an independent company, F Company, permanently based in Wellington Barracks, London on public duties. It is the custodian of the colours and traditions of the 2nd Battalion, which was placed in permanent suspended animation in 1993 as a result of Options for Change.

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Robert Lawrence (British Army Officer) - Falklands
... Second Battalion, Scots Guards were part of the second wave of British land forces committed to the Falklands War ... Lawrence wrote about his experience in the Scots Guards at the Battle of Mount Tumbledown when, in his moment of victory on the eastern slopes, he was almost killed when a ... helicopter evacuating wounded off Tumbledown and injuring two men, before the Scots Guards mortally wounded him in a hail of gunfire ...
Sir Gregor Mac Gregor, 6th Baronet - Military Career
1944, MacGregor received an emergency commission into the Scots Guards as a second lieutenant ... colonel on 14 April 1966 and was made commanding officer of the 1st Battalion, Scots Guards in 1966, a position he held until 1969 ... From 1971 to 1973 he served as Colonel of the Scots Guards, then later as Defence and Military Attaché to Athens between 1975 and 1978 ...
History Of The Scots Guards (1946–present)
... The Scots Guards are a regiment of the British Army ... become synonymous with the regiment and the other Guards regiments ... events, most notably the Beating Retreat, Changing of the Guard, Queen's Birthday Parade, Remembrance Sunday and State Visits ...
John Simpson Knox - Crimean War
... The Scots Fusilier Guards were part of the 1st Division, brigaded with 3rd Battalion, Grenadier Guards and 1st Battalion, Coldstream Guards, the division's ... The Guards' Brigade was ordered forward, and crossed the river ... The brigadier ordered them forward without delay, and the Scots, in the middle of the Guards' line obeyed ...

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