Archive for category Scottish old badges & Sporrans

406: The Kings Own Scottish Borderers, & Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) 1689

Posted by on Saturday, 10 January, 2015

King’s Own Scottish Borderers The King’s Own Scottish Borderers was an infantry regiment of the British Army, part of the Scottish Division. It was raised on 18 March 1689 by the Earl of Leven to defend Edinburgh against the Jacobite forces of James II. It is said that 800 men were recruited within the space of two hours. The Regiment’s first action was at the Battle […]

404: The Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) raised 1725

Posted by on Saturday, 10 January, 2015

Black Watch (THE ROYAL HIGHLANDERS)   The Black Watch, 3rd Battalion, Royal Regiment of Scotland (3 SCOTS) is an infantry battalion of the Royal Regiment of Scotland. Prior to 28 March 2006, the Black Watch was an infantry regiment in its own right; The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) from 1931 to 2006, and The Royal Highland Regiment (The Black Watch) from 1881 to 1931. Part […]

402: Seaforth & Cameron Highlanders & The Highlanders

Posted by on Thursday, 8 January, 2015

Seaforth Highlanders The Seaforth Highlanders (Ross–shire Buffs, The Duke of Albany’s) was a historic regiment of the British Army associated with large areas of the northern Highlands of Scotland. The Seaforth Highlanders have varied in size from two battalions to seventeen battalions during the Great War. After several mergers, The Seaforth Highlanders are now incorporated […]

401: The Royal Scots Fusiliers, raised 1678

Posted by on Wednesday, 7 January, 2015

Royal Scots Fusiliers The Royal Scots Fusiliers was a Regiment of the British Army. The Earl of Mar’s Regiment of Foot (‘Mar’s Grey Breeks’) (1678-1695) The regiment was raised in Scotland in 1678 by Stuart loyalist Charles Erskine, de jure 5th Earl of Mar for service against the rebel covenanting forces during the Second Whig Revolt (1678-1679). They were used to keep the peace and put down […]

400: The Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment) raised 1633

Posted by on Wednesday, 7 January, 2015

Royal Scots The Royal Scots (The Royal Regiment), once known as the Royal Regiment of Foot, was the oldest, and therefore most senior, infantry regiment of the line in the British Army, having been raised in 1633 during the reign of Charles I of Scotland. The regiment existed until 2006, when it amalgamated with the King’s Own Scottish Borderers to become the Royal Scots Borderers, […]