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Royal Regiment of Scotland

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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.

Symbols

Motto

"Nemo me impune lacessit" Latin for "No one provokes me with impunity"

Hackle

On their Tam O'Shanter - or TOS, Jocks wear a Hackle, with different coloured feather plumes, depending on the battalion they are in.

Mascot

The official mascot of the Royal Regiment of Scotland is a Shetland Pony called Lance Corporal Cruachan IV.

Regular Army Battalions

Army Reserve Battalions

History

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.

Links

The Royal Regiment of Scotland's official page in the Army's website: [1] The Regiment's page in Wikipedia: [2]