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Old September 22nd, 2007, 19:29   #16
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yeah the scots are under the british army, so they wear the british stuff, some will wear like a tam oshanter or something like that but nothing really different
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Old October 14th, 2007, 22:58   #17
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This is a little late of me, but as a proud Scot I have to tell you guys... the Prime Minister of Britain (Gordon Brown), is Scottish. The ex Prime Minister (Tony Blair) is Scottish. The Royal Family, which has somehow managed to be so horribly watered down and yet so incredibly inbred is also Scottish.

And remember, who won all their wars for them? Damn right it was the Scots. Remember the thin red line!
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Old October 14th, 2007, 23:18   #18
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This is a little late of me, but as a proud Scot I have to tell you guys... the Prime Minister of Britain (Gordon Brown), is Scottish. The ex Prime Minister (Tony Blair) is Scottish. The Royal Family, which has somehow managed to be so horribly watered down and yet so incredibly inbred is also Scottish.

And remember, who won all their wars for them? Damn right it was the Scots. Remember the thin red line!
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Old October 15th, 2007, 00:04   #19
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And remember, who won all their wars for them? Damn right it was the Scots. Remember the thin red line!
Actually, it was generally the lower classes and the downtrodden of the British Isles. The Scots made up a portion of, but not the majority, of the legendary 19th century British 'redcoat' infantry. Many regiments of foot were raised in the 'shires and other parts of England, as well as parts of Ireland.

It is true that Scottish battalions like the Black Watch and the Royal Scots were superb fighting units, but so were other non-Scottish units, like Maitland's 52nd and the 27th Foot (Inniskillings). Let's also not forget the handiness of the King's German Legion, particularly the light cavalry.
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Old October 15th, 2007, 01:58   #20
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Primarily the special forces in the British Army are the S.A.S (special air service), not only are they "counter everything" they are also do "mission based" operations, I had the opportunity to visit one of their small detachments in the Glasgow area while on CF training in Scotland a couple years back, two thing's I found interesting were, the SAS appeared to be primarily Scots (makes sense since most of their training and detachments are in Scotland), second thing was that fact that they had in their possession and wanted to adopt the Canadian C-7!. says a lot for Canadian designing given the fact our C-7 starts out as the US M-16 but the Canadian armourers get hold of them and modify them to CF standards, adding to that the SAS can and do have access to practically any weapons in the world, anyway I am getting off topic as usual.


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Old October 15th, 2007, 02:11   #21
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yeah the scots are under the british army, so they wear the british stuff, some will wear like a tam oshanter or something like that but nothing really different

You can recognise Scottish Highland units usually by them wearing Balmoral's, most still identify their original Regiment by wearing a colored "HACKEL" with their cap badge.
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Old October 15th, 2007, 17:46   #22
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Actually when i said remember the thin red line, i meant remember the BATTLE of the Thin Red Line, when the 93rd Highlanders fought off far greater amounts of Russian troops in the Crimean War.
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Old January 25th, 2008, 15:36   #23
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sorry for the necro here, but i do belive that was battle of balaclava in the Crimean war
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Old January 25th, 2008, 16:12   #24
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Leave it to the english to screw something up.
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Old January 27th, 2008, 01:35   #25
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Clearly, none of you have ever heard of the Queen's Own McKamikaze Highlanders, a unit that was so effective that out of 33,000 only three are left.
For more information on this fabled unit please access the historical tapes of Monty Python's Flying Circus.
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Old May 13th, 2008, 02:32   #26
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The Atholl Highlanders are a Scottish regiment. However, they are not part of the British Army. Instead, the regiment is in the private employ of the Duke of Atholl, making it the UK's, and indeed Europe's, only legal private army.

Cap Badge of the Atholl Highlanders
Active 1839- Present
Country Scotland, UK
Type Infantry
Size One battalion
Garrison/HQ Blair Atholl

http://www.whatsonwhen.com/sisp/inde...event_id=24201
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Old February 1st, 2009, 19:35   #27
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Erm... special division there are not... it breaks down now with two main branches.

1) The Scots Guards
2) The Royal Regiment of Scotland

RRoS breaks down as follows:

Black hackle for those affiliated to 1st (Royal Scots Borderers) Battalion Royal Regiment of Scotland.

White hackle for those affiliated to the 2nd (Royal Highland Fusiliers) Battalion Royal Regiment of Scotland.

Red hackle for those affiliated to the 3rd (Black Watch) Battallion Royal Regiment of Scotland.

Blue hackle for those affiliated to the 4th (Higlanders) Battalion Royal Regiment of Scotland.

green hackle for those affiliated to the 5th (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) Battalion Royal Regiment of Scotland.

White/Black hackle for those affiliated to 6th (52nd Lowland) Battalion Royal Regiment of Scotland.

Red/Blue/Green hackle for those affiliated to the 7th (51st Highland) Battalion Royal Regiment of Scotland.

the only difference being is the Guards are the ones you have to put the fear of God up anyone (look at Mount Tunbbledown 1982!), harder trained and damn fine soldiers.

Also if you're interested in WW2 milisim, have a look at 'Lord Lovettes Commandos', he too was one of the handful 'lairds' allowed to have his own private army, and was the one who releived Pegasus Bridge having his bagpipes played under fire.

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Old February 1st, 2009, 20:50   #28
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the sas is made up of 70 % of scottish born troopers
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Old June 17th, 2009, 21:14   #29
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Reminded me of this thread.
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Old June 19th, 2009, 17:13   #30
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But there aren't Scottish special units chaps?
yeah we know that but we are talking about scottitish units within the uk army. There is a large number of scots in the uk army particulairly in the sas as far as i know.
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