Scotlands' own Regiment of Foot Guards« Previous Page
The Scots Guards were formed in 1642. Originally Commanded by Archibald, First Marquis of Argyle. The Regiment was formed to protect Scottish settlers in Ulster and become part of the Royal Guard for Charles 1.
Over the centuries the Regiment has been known by a number of different names such as the Scots Fusilier Guards, before having the present title restored by Queen Victoria in 1877.
The Scots Guards have fought in every major war and campaign that the British Army has been involved in, including The Seven Year War, American Revolution, Napoleonic War, South African War (186 1-1864) World Wars, one and Two, Malaya and most recently the Falkland Islands 1982 and the Gulf 1991 accumulating more than 94 Battle Honours throughout the years.
The 1st Battalion Scots Guards Battle Group is now fully operational in Iraq, and is working closely with the Royal Dragoon Guards. The current tasks include protecting power supplies, and guarding the main road between Basra and Fallujah.
The Battalion completes its duty in Iraq at the end of April, and will return to Münster in early May.
Regiment Museum:Edinburgh Castle
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