Royal Regiment of Scotland
|Royal Regiment of Scotland|
The Royal Regiment of Scotland was officially formed in 28th March 2006, as an amalgamation of all seven battalions from the Scottish Division, and was organized into seven battalions, five Regular Army and two Territorial Army. The Royal Regiment of Scotland is the official home of all Jocks.
"Nemo me impune lacessit" Latin for "No one provokes me with impunity"
The official mascot of the Royal Regiment of Scotland is a Shetland Pony called Lance Corporal Cruachan IV.
Regular Army Battalions
- 1 SCOTS: The Royal Scots and The Royal Highland Fusiliers (also known as The Royal Scots Borderers) - Light Infantry Battalion
- 2 SCOTS: The King's Own Scottish Borderers - Light Infantry Battalion
- 3 SCOTS: The Black Watch - Light Infantry Battalion
- 4 SCOTS: The Highlanders - Armoured Infantry Battalion
- 5 SCOTS: The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders - Air Assault Infantry Battalion
Army Reserve Battalions
The Royal Regiment of Scotland is Scotland's own Army regiment. It has an increased combat capability due to having both an armoured infantry and an air assault infantry battalion, besides the three more standard light infantry battalions. The Regiment has been involved in all recent Operation HERRICK deployments in the Helmand province of Afghanistan. One of the battalions, 5 SCOTS, is currently attached to the 16 Air Assault Brigade. The Colonel-In-Chief of the Regiment is HM The Queen.
As part of the Army 2020 program, the 5 SCOTS battalion was reduced to an independent rifle company known as Balaklava Company 5 SCOTS. Balaklava Company will remain in the Air Assault Infantry role until the middle of 2014 when they will move to Redford Cavalry Barracks in Edinburgh and become part of 51 (Scottish) Brigade. They will retain their proven light infantry role but will also complete some public duties and state ceremonial tasks in Scotland.