Elizabeth II

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The following year brought two blows: one was the unmasking of Anthony Blunt, former Surveyor of the Queen's Pictures, as a communist spy; the other was the assassination of her relative and in-law Lord Mountbatten by the Provisional Irish Republican Army. According to Paul Martin, Sr., by the end of the 1970s the Queen was worried the Crown "had little meaning for" Pierre Trudeau, the Canadian Prime Minister. Tony Benn said the Queen found Trudeau "rather disappointing".

Nemo me impune lacessit

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The motto of the Most Ancient and Most Noble Order of the Thistle, the Scottish chivalrous order, is also that of the British Army regiments The Royal Regiment of Scotland, Scots Guards and Royal Scots Dragoon Guards. It was also the motto of several former units of the British Army, including the Royal Scots, Royal Scots Greys, Royal Highland Fusiliers and Black Watch, some of which went on to be amalgamated to form the Royal Regiment of Scotland in 2006. The motto is also that of the Royal Company of Archers and has been displayed upon the unit's second standard since 1713, following the grant of a Royal charter by Queen Anne.

Edinburgh Castle

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The Army retains responsibility for these and for the Royal Scots Museum and Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Museum. A series of performances known as the Edinburgh Military Tattoo (since 2010 the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo) takes place on the Esplanade each year during August. The basis of each performance is a parade of the massed pipes and drums of the Scottish regiments, and since its inception in 1950 the tattoo has developed a complex format which includes a variety of performers invited from around the world, although still with a largely military focus.

United Kingdom

Since the height of the British Empire in the late 19th century, Britannia has often been associated with British maritime dominance, as in the patriotic song "Rule, Britannia!". Up until 2008, the lion symbol was depicted behind Britannia on the British fifty pence coin and on the back of the British ten pence coin. It is also used as a symbol on the non-ceremonial flag of the British Army. A second, less used, personification of the nation is the character John Bull.

Royal Regiment of Scotland

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Structure of the British Army and its 2004 restructuring. Scots Guards. Royal Scots Dragoon Guards. The Royal Regiment of Scotland- on British Army official website. Amalgamation opposition site – R.O.A.R. MoD press release; Defence Secretary Geoff Hoon announces the regimental changes. Defence News: Royal Regiment of Scotland officially formed. Defence News: Uniforms of the Royal Regiment of Scotland. The Royal Regiment of Scotland and its Predecessors. The Royal Regiment of Scotland in the Scottish Military Heritage Centre.


Although Scotland has a long military tradition predating its union with England, its armed forces now form part of the British Armed Forces. Scottish regiments in the British Army include the Royal Regiment of Scotland, the Scots Guards, the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards and the 154 (Scottish) Regiment RLC, an Army Reserve Regiment of the Royal Logistic Corps. More than 4,000 Scots serve in the British Army around the world. A single front-line Royal Air Force base is located in Scotland. RAF Lossiemouth, located in Moray, is the most northerly air defence fighter base in the United Kingdom and is home to three fast-jet squadrons equipped with the Eurofighter Typhoon.

Military history of Scotland

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Army School of Bagpipe Music and Highland Drumming. Claymore. Schiltron. Tam o'Shanter. Earl Haig Fund Scotland. Edinburgh Military Tattoo. Highland charge. Lord High Constable of Scotland. Scottish Militia Bill 1708. The Poker Club. Garde du Corps. The Thin Red Line (1854 battle). Scottish regiment. Scottish War Memorials. Munitions production:. HM Factory, Gretna. Nobel Industries (Scotland). ROF Bishopton. ROF Dalmuir. Dziennik, Matthew. "Fatal land: war, empire, and the Highland soldier in British America, 1756–1783." (PhD dissertation, University of Edinburgh, 2011). Online, With detailed bibliography. Henshaw, Victoria.

Melville Jameson

Brigadier Sir Melville Stewart Jameson, KCVO, CBE, CStJ (born 17 July 1944) is a senior British Army officer who has served as Lord Lieutenant of Perth and Kinross since 2006. He was commissioned into the Royal Scots Greys in 1964, commanded the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards between 1986 and 1988, was promoted to Colonel in 1990 and Brigadier in 1994, and commanded the 51st Highland Brigade between 1993 and 1996. He also served as Chief Executive of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo between 1995 and 2007. In 1994, he was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire, and in the 2018 Birthday Honours he was appointed a Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order.

Battle of Waterloo

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With the exception of the British and some from Hanover and Brunswick who had fought with the British army in Spain, many of the professional soldiers in the Coalition armies had spent some of their time in the French army or in armies allied to the Napoleonic regime. The historian Barbero states that in this heterogeneous army the difference between British and foreign troops did not prove significant under fire. Wellington was also acutely short of heavy cavalry, having only seven British and three Dutch regiments. The Duke of York imposed many of his staff officers on Wellington, including his second-in-command the Earl of Uxbridge.

Royal Armoured Corps

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This unit is allied with the following: *Structure of the British Army Regular Army. Household Cavalry Regiment 1 (HCR) - Armoured Cavalry. 1st The Queen's Dragoon Guards (QDG) - Light Cavalry. The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards (Carabiniers and Greys) (SCOTS DG) - Light Cavalry. The Royal Dragoon Guards (RDG) - Armoured Cavalry. The Queen's Royal Hussars (The Queen's Own and Royal Irish) (QRH) - Armour. The Royal Lancers (Queen Elizabeths' Own) (RL) - Armoured Cavalry. The King's Royal Hussars (KRH) - Armour. The Light Dragoons (LD) - Light Cavalry. Royal Tank Regiment 2 (RTR) - Armour. Army Reserve - Yeomanry. The Royal Yeomanry (RY) - Light Cavalry.

Cavalry regiments of the British Army

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Royal Scots Dragoon Guards. Light Dragoons. Royal Yeomanry. Queen's Own Yeomanry. Scottish and North Irish Yeomanry.

3rd Carabiniers

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William Charles Walker Sloan, CBE. 1971: Regiment amalgamated with The Royal Scots Greys (2nd Dragoons) to form the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards (Carabiniers and Greys).

Prince Edward, Duke of Kent

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Lord Patrick Windsor, stillborn 5 October 1977. 9 October 1935 – 25 August 1942: His Royal Highness Prince Edward of Kent. 25 August 1942 – : His Royal Highness The Duke of Kent. 29 July 1955: Second Lieutenant, Royal Scots Greys. 29 July 1957: Lieutenant, Royal Scots Greys. 29 July 1961: Captain, Royal Scots Greys. 31 December 1967: Major, Royal Scots Greys. 30 June 1973: Lieutenant-Colonel, Royal Scots Greys. Retired on 15 April 1976. 11 June 1983: Major General. 11 June 1993: Field Marshal. 1960: Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order (GCVO).

Second Boer War

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Such views were far from those of the British government and from those in the army. To most sensible observers, army reform had been a matter of pressing concern from the 1870s, constantly put off because the British public did not want the expense of a larger, more professional army and because a large home army was not politically welcome. Lord Salisbury, the Prime Minister, then had to explain to a surprised Queen Victoria that 'We have no army capable of meeting even a second-class Continental Power'. When war with the Boer Republics was imminent in September 1899, a Field Force, referred to as the Army Corps (sometimes 1st Army Corps) was mobilised and sent to Cape Town.


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The best known of these events are the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the Edinburgh International Festival, the Edinburgh Military Tattoo and the Edinburgh International Book Festival. The longest established of these festivals is the Edinburgh International Festival, which was first held in 1947 and consists mainly of a programme of high-profile theatre productions and classical music performances, featuring international directors, conductors, theatre companies and orchestras.

Cap badge

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In the British Army (as well as Commonwealth armies) each regiment and corps has its own cap badge. The cap badge of the Queen's Royal Lancers is called a motto by those within the regiment, that of the Royal Horse Artillery is known as a cypher and that of the Coldstream Guards, Scots Guards and Irish Guards is known as a Capstar. That of the Grenadier Guards is known as The Grenade Fired Proper The concept of regimental badges appears to have originated with the British Army. The Encyclopædia Britannica's 1911 Edition notes that although branch badges for infantry, cavalry and so on were common to other armies of the time, only the British Army wore distinctive regimental devices.

John Campbell, 2nd Duke of Argyll

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He was appointed a Knight of the Order of the Thistle later that year. Campbell succeeded his father as Duke of Argyll and Chief of Clan Campbell and also became colonel of the 4th Troop of Horse Guards in 1703. For the help he gave the King persuading the Parliament of Scotland to support the Act of Union, he was created Earl of Greenwich and Baron Chatham in 1705. He then returned to the continent and, having been promoted to major-general early in 1706, served as a brigade commander under Marlborough at the Battle of Ramillies in May 1706 and at the Siege of Ostend in June 1706.

Amazing Grace

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Although Collins used it as a catharsis for her opposition to the Vietnam War, two years after her rendition, the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards, senior Scottish regiment of the British Army, recorded an instrumental version featuring a bagpipe soloist accompanied by a pipe and drum band. The tempo of their arrangement was slowed to allow for the bagpipes, but it was based on Collins': it began with a bagpipe solo introduction similar to her lone voice, then it was accompanied by the band of bagpipes and horns, whereas in her version she is backed up by a chorus. It topped the RPM national singles chart in Canada for three weeks, and rose as high as number 11 in the U.S.

Highland Laddie

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The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards. The Scots Guards. The London Scottish. The Tyneside Scottish. 42nd Field Artillery Regiment (Lanark and Renfrew Scottish), RCA. The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada. The Royal Highland Fusiliers of Canada. The Cape Breton Highlanders formerly 2nd Battalion, The Nova Scotia Highlanders. The Essex and Kent Scottish. 48th Highlanders of Canada. The Lake Superior Scottish Regiment. The Calgary Highlanders. 16th Battalion (The Cameron Highlanders of Western Australia). 41st Battalion, Royal New South Wales Regiment (The Byron Regiment). The Adelaide University Regiment. Ross, William, Ross's Collection Pipe Music, London, 1885.

James II of England

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In consequence, James was expelled from France and forced to leave Turenne's army. James quarrelled with his brother over the diplomatic choice of Spain over France. Exiled and poor, there was little that either Charles or James could do about the wider political situation, and James ultimately travelled to Bruges and (along with his younger brother, Henry) joined the Spanish army under Louis, Prince of Condé in Flanders, where he was given command as Captain-General of six regiments of British volunteers and fought against his former French comrades at the Battle of the Dunes.

Richard Haldane, 1st Viscount Haldane

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In 1888, he courted Emma Valentine Ferguson, sister of his Liberal party friend, Ronald Munro-Ferguson; she broke off the engagement and subsequently lampooned him in her novel "Betsy" in 1892. Haldane became firmly ensconced in the Imperialist wing of Liberalism, led by Sir Edward Grey. At the 1892 General Election, he received a shock, when nearly defeated by the Liberal Unionist Master of Polwarth. Beatrice Webb, the socialist who was a close intimate, remarked on how alone Haldane was in the world. Haldane added the preface to L T Hobhouse's The Labour Movement in 1893. Sadly Emma Ferguson died insane in 1897.


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British Army order of precedence

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The regular army of the British Army is listed according to an order of precedence for the purposes of parading. This is the order in which the various corps of the army parade, from right to left, with the unit at the extreme right being highest. Under ordinary circumstances, the Household Cavalry parades at the extreme right of the line. Militia and Army Reserve units take precedence after Regular units with the exception of The Honourable Artillery Company and The Royal Monmouthshire Royal Engineers. In the British Army's Order of Precedence, the Household Cavalry is always listed first and always parades at the extreme right of the line.

Stable belt

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French Imperial Eagle

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The Blues and Royals (Royal Horse Guards and 1st Dragoons) (descended from the 1st Royal Dragoons) and the Royal Anglian Regiment (descended from the 44th Foot) both wear the eagle as an arm badge, while the cap badge of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards (Carabiniers and Greys) (descended from the Royal Scots Greys) is an eagle. The Royal Irish Regiment wear the eagle of the 8th on the back pouch of the officers' black cross belt. A French Imperial Eagle was among the items stolen in 1990 from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, Massachusetts.