31st October 1914

Today is the 96th anniversary of the first Territorial major unit being committed to action.

The London Scottish were sent into the line at Messines to plug a gap. There they made a stand that set the benchmark for all TA units since.

Perhaps those Politicians (in and out of the Regular Army) pondering on the future of the TA should remember the London Jocks stand that day, and indeed every other day when the TA proved its worth.
72 hours from TAC to hanging on the wire...


Similar threads

Latest Threads