New PDF release: The King's Own Scottish Borderers: A Concise History

By Trevor Royle

The King's personal Scottish Borderers is one among purely Scottish regiments by no means to were amalgamated until eventually it joined forces with The Royal Scots to shape the first battalion of The Royal Regiment of Scotland in 2006. it's also strange in that it misplaced its Scottish prestige among 1782 and 1887 whilst it served because the twenty fifth (Sussex) Regiment of Foot.

Formed in Edinburgh in 1689, its first operational function used to be to safeguard town through the interval of turmoil following the accession of William and Mary of Orange. that very same 12 months the regiment fought on the conflict of Killiecrankie, the place they withstood a ferocious cost by means of the Highlanders assisting James II. on account that then, the regiment has fought in many of the significant campaigns fought by way of the British Army.

In 1887, the regiment turned The King's personal Scottish Borderers. It served with contrast through the international Wars and accomplished national repute in 1915 whilst Sergeant Piper Daniel Laidlaw gained the Victoria pass throughout the conflict of bogs. regardless of coming below heavy hearth he performed his pipes in complete view of the enemy, encouraging the Borderers with the sound of 'Blue Bonnets o'er the Border' and 'The usual at the Braes o' Mar'.

This concise account of the King's personal Scottish Borderers places its tale into the context of British army heritage and uses own testimony to bare the lifetime of the regiment.

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