Army Reserve numbers are 14,301, which does not include Standby Reserves. This gives the Army a combined strength of 43,667 active personnel for the year 2014–15. The ranks of the Australian Army are based on the ranks of the British Army, and carry mostly the same actual insignia. For officers the ranks are identical except for the shoulder title "Australia". The Non-Commissioned Officer insignia are the same up until Warrant Officer, where they are stylised for Australia (for example, using the Australian, rather than the British coat of arms).
By rights the French, who had claimed the honour of holding the right of the line, should have occupied Balaclava whilst the British should have moved west to the ports of Kazatch and Kamiesch. Canrobert offered the British the choice, but badly advised by Admiral Lyons, Raglan chose Balaclava for his base, not realising that the two western bays offered far better facilities as supply ports. Moreover, Raglan committed the British Army to the defence of the right flank of the Allied operation, and would have to ensure the security of both Anglo-French armies against the threat posed by Menshikov's forces to the east.
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of the Thistle (KT). 2 June 1953: Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Medal. 6 February 1977: Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Medal. 6 February 2002: Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal. 6 February 2012: Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. 1982: Canadian Forces Decoration (CD). 1990: Extra Companion of the Queen's Service Order (QSO). 7 June 2005: Commemorative Medal for the Centennial of Saskatchewan. 29 September 2005: Chief Grand Companion of the Order of Logohu (GCL). 🇦🇹 1969: Grand Decoration of Honour in Gold with Sash for Services to the Republic of Austria. 🇫🇮 1969: Commander Grand Cross of the Order of the White Rose of Finland. 🇯🇵 1971: Grand Cordon of the Order of the
The British Army also has battalion-sized tactical regiments of the Royal Engineers, Royal Corps of Signals, Army Air Corps, Royal Logistic Corps, and Royal Military Police. Historically, the United States Army was organized into regiments, except from 1792 to 1796 during the existence of the Legion of the United States. During this period the Army, or "Legion", was organized into four "sub-legions", 18th century forerunners of the modern combined arms brigade. When combined with other regiments during wartime, for active field operations, regiments were further formed into brigades and divisions.
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'B' Squadron — Caboolture, QLD. 🇬🇧 — The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards (Carabiniers and Greys). 🇬🇧 — The Queen's Royal Lancers.
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KT: Knight of the Thistle, 5 July 1893. KP: Knight of St Patrick, 20 August 1897. GCSI: Knight Grand Commander of the Star of India, 28 September 1905. GCMG: Knight Grand Cross of St Michael and St George, 9 March 1901. GCIE: Knight Grand Commander of the Indian Empire, 28 September 1905. GCVO: Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order, 30 June 1897. ISO: Imperial Service Order, 31 March 1903. Royal Victorian Chain, 1902. PC: Privy Counsellor, 18 July 1894. Privy Counsellor (Ireland), 20 August 1897. Queen Victoria Golden Jubilee Medal, with 1897 bar.
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Scottish regiments formerly maintained by the United States Army includes: * Military of Scotland Royal Scots Dragoon Guards. Scots Guards. Royal Regiment of Scotland. 19th Regiment Royal Artillery. 105th Regiment Royal Artillery. 32 Signal Regiment. 154 (Scottish) Regiment RLC. The London Scottish (a Company of The London Regiment). The Liverpool Scottish (a platoon of the 4th Battalion, Duke of Lancaster's Regiment). 51st Highland Volunteers. 52nd Lowland Volunteers. The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) (1725–2006). The Highland Light Infantry (City of Glasgow Regiment) (1881–1959). The Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, The Duke of Albany's) (1881–1961).
The Army took control of the station on 1 April 2015 and it was renamed Leuchars Station. The term 'station' was used as the size of the installation is smaller than a garrison but larger than a barracks and to reflect the range of army and RAF occupants. The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards gradually relocated from Germany in the spring and summer of 2015 along with 2 Battalion REME and 110 Provost Company. A news report from the Courier stated that 2 CS REME would be moved from Leuchars to Yorkshire under Army 2020 Refine plans. The transition from RAF to Army control was considered to have went smoothly by Fife Council in terms of its impact on the local community.
At that time, there was only one English regiment of dragoons, so after some delay the Scots Greys obtained the rank of 2nd Dragoons in the British Army. Attribution Battle of Ethandun. Wars of Scottish Independence. Hundred Years' War. Anglo-Scottish Wars. Military of England.
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He served in the British Army under the Duke of Marlborough. Hay became colonel of the Scots Greys in 1704 by purchase, becoming a Brigadier General. Under the command of Hay the dragoons fought several distinguished actions, particularly at the Battle of Schellenberg where the unit dismounted and helped storm the heights on foot. The Greys also fought under Hay at the Battle of Ramillies, taking prisoners of the famous Régiment du Roi and, according to tradition, winning the distinction of wearing grenadiers' caps since enjoyed by the regiment. Hay died on campaign from a lingering fever at Courtrai, 15 Aug. 1706, ‘to the regret of the whole army.’
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The standing army was mainly employed in the suppression of Covenanter rebellions and the guerrilla war undertaken by the Cameronians in the East. In addition a "Foote Company of Highland Men" was raised and three troops of Scots Dragoons in 1678. Another three were added to make The Royal Regiment of Scots Dragoons in 1681, by which point they were already mounted on grey horses that would give them their name of the Royal Scots Greys. On the eve of the Glorious Revolution the standing army in Scotland was about 3,000 men in various regiments and another 268 veterans in the major garrison towns, at an annual cost of about £80,000.
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Scottish and North Irish Yeomanry in Edinburgh (Army Reserve - paired with Royal Scots Dragoon Guards) with Land Rover RWMIK reconnaissance vehicles. 2nd Battalion, Royal Regiment of Scotland in Edinburgh. 6th Battalion, Royal Regiment of Scotland in Glasgow (Army Reserve - paired with 2nd Battalion, Royal Regiment of Scotland). 3rd Battalion, Royal Regiment of Scotland in Fort George with Foxhound vehicles.
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The Royal Scots (The Royal Regiment), once known as the Royal Regiment of Foot, was the oldest and most senior infantry regiment of the line of the British Army, having been raised in 1633 during the reign of Charles I of Scotland. The regiment existed continuously until 2006, when it amalgamated with the King's Own Scottish Borderers to become the Royal Scots Borderers, which merged with the Royal Highland Fusiliers (Princess Margaret's Own Glasgow and Ayrshire Regiment), the Black Watch, the Highlanders (Seaforth, Gordons and Camerons) and the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders to form the Royal Regiment of Scotland.
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British cavalry during the First World War. "Fare Thee Well Enniskillen", the regimental quick march.
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Ronald Munro Ferguson, 1st Viscount Novar (1879–1880), Governor-General of Australia. Field Marshal Viscount Allenby (1881–1882). Sir Charles Fergusson, 7th Baronet (1882–1883), Governor-General of New Zealand. Field Marshal Earl Haig (1884–1885). Sir Winston Churchill (1894). Prince Alexander of Teck (1894), later the Earl of Athlone, Governor-General of the Union of South Africa and Governor General of Canada. Field Marshal Earl Wavell (1900–1901), Viceroy of India. Field Marshal Viscount Montgomery of Alamein (1907–1908). Sir Oswald Mosley (1914). Field Marshal Kodandera Madappa Cariappa (1918-1919), First native-Indian full General of the Indian Army.
Grieve was 34 years old, and a sergeant-major in the 2nd Dragoons (Royal Scots Greys), British Army at the Battle of Balaclava during the Crimean War when the following deed took place on 25 October 1854 at Balaklava, Crimea, for which he was awarded the VC.His citation in the London Gazette read: "Saved the life of an Officer, in the Heavy Cavalry Charge at Balaklava, who was surrounded by Russian Cavalry, by his gallant conduct in riding up to his rescue and cutting off the head of one Russian, disabling and dispersing the others." Grieve later achieved the rank of lieutenant and buried in Inveresk cemetery.
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British Army during World War I. British Cavalry Corps order of battle 1914. British cavalry during the First World War. British Army Order of Battle (September 1939).
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Lieutenant colonel James Inglis Hamilton (born Jamie Anderson, 4 July 1777 – 18 June 1815) was a Colonel in the British Army killed at the Battle of Waterloo. He was born as Jamie Anderson on 4 July 1777 at a camp of the Saratoga Campaign in New York. He was the second son of William Anderson, a Sergeant-Major of the 21st Foot. Hamilton was baptized on 28 August 1777. General James Inglis Hamilton adopted him following the Battle of Bemis Heights, and funded his education at Glasgow Grammar School and the University of Glasgow. Hamilton's adopted father opened a spot in the British Army and Hamilton became a cornet in the Royal Scots Greys in 1792.
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The 92nd (Gordon Highlanders) Regiment of Foot was a British Army infantry regiment, raised in 1794. Under the Childers Reforms it amalgamated with the 75th (Stirlingshire) Regiment of Foot to form the Gordon Highlanders in 1881. The regiment was raised in Aberdeenshire by General George Gordon, 5th Duke of Gordon, as the 100th (Gordon Highlanders) Regiment of Foot, in response to the threat posed by the French Revolution, on 10 February 1794. It embarked for Gibraltar in September 1794 and then moved on to Corsica in June 1795. From Corsica a detachment was sent to Elba in August 1796 and the whole regiment returned to Gibraltar in September 1796.
Henry Ramage VC (1827 – 29 December 1859) was a Scottish recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces. Ramage was about 27 years old, and a sergeant in the 2nd Dragoons (Royal Scots Greys), British Army during the Crimean War when the following deed took place for which he was awarded the VC. On 25 October 1854 at Balaclava, Crimea, Sergeant Ramage galloped out to the assistance of a private who was surrounded by seven Russians. The sergeant dispersed them and saved his comrade's life.
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Major-General Sir William Ponsonby (13 October 177218 June 1815), styled The Honourable from 1806, was an Irish politician and British Army officer who served in the Peninsula War and was killed at the Battle of Waterloo. He was the second son of William Ponsonby, 1st Baron Ponsonby of Imokilly and Hon. Louisa Molesworth. Educated at Kilkenny and Eton, he married Hon. Georgiana FitzRoy, youngest daughter of Charles FitzRoy, 1st Baron Southampton. Between 1796 and 1798, Ponsonby sat as a Member of Parliament (MP) in the Irish House of Commons and represented Bandonbridge. Subsequently, he stood for Fethard (County Tipperary) and held this seat until the Act of Union in 1801.
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Recording of Baldwin's youth speech at the Empire Rally of Youth (1937) – a British Library sound recording.
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It is one of the Army's Reserve Light Cavalry Regiments. The regiment has squadrons in Ayr, Belfast, Cupar and Edinburgh. In July 2013, it was announced that the Royal Mercian and Lancastrian Yeomanry would be restructured under the Army 2020 plan. A new regiment was formed from the Regimental Headquarters (RHQ) of the Royal Mercian and Lancastrian Yeomanry and three Squadrons of the Queen's Own Yeomanry. It consists of: The Regiment is paired with The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards in the Light Cavalry role under Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR) 2020. It is primarily equipped with the Land Rover RWMIK reconnaissance vehicle.
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The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards (Carabiniers and Greys) (as arm badge). Royal Marines Band Service Commando Training Centre Lympstone (part of cap badge). 9th/12th Royal Lancers (Prince of Wales's). The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment (Queen's and Royal Hampshires) (part of cap badge). The Staffordshire Regiment (The Prince of Wales's) (part of cap badge). 2nd King Edward VII's Own Gurkha Rifles (The Sirmoor Rifles). The Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry (Prince of Wales's Own) (part of cap badge). The Cheshire Yeomanry (Earl of Chester's). 2 Squadron Honourable Artillery Company (Squadron Badge). 4th Battalion 8 Punjab Regiment. 4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment.