Scots Guards

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  • Made from Stainless Steel and clad with bamboo
  • Practical and long lasting
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Description

The Scots Guards is one of the five Foot Guards regiments of the British Army.

It was originally formed as the personal bodyguard of King Charles I of England and Scotland.

While its lineage can be traced back to 1642, it only became a part of the British army in1686.

The Regiment has served with distinction since then, being involved in many important actions in the 18th and 19th and 20th centuries.

During the First World War, they were involved in the battles of Mons, Marne, Somme and Passchendaele.

From the start of WWII, they were involved in the expedition to Norway, through North Africa, the attack on Salerno and the Battle of Monte Cassino.

The latter years of the 20th Century, the Regiment was in action in Cyprus, Suez and the Falkland Islands and Iraq.

During their operations in the Falklands, their attack on the Argentinian positions on Mount Tumbledown resulted in hand-to-hand bayonet fighting between the Scots Guards and the strong Argentinian defenders. This bayonet charge is, so far, the last by the British Army.

The Scots Guards, with other Guard Regiments have a long standing connection to the Parachute Regiment, and those Guardsmen that complete the P Company selection course are transferred to the Guards Parachute Platoon, a part of 3 PARA.

“Nemo Me Impune Lacessit” (Latin)
“No one assails me with impunity”

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