Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Royal Regiment of Scotland, freedom of Scottish Borders

In 2009 1 SCOTS aka 1st Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Scotland, The Royal Scots Borderers, (which was an amalgamation of 1st Battalion, The Royal Scots and 1st Battalion, The King's Own Scottish Borderers) were given the freedom of Berwick, the old garrison town of the KOSB.

On 11th June in Melrose the whole Royal Regiment of Scotland will be given the freedom of the Scottish Borders. (But not Berwick, which is in Northumberland)

The regiment will be represented by men from 1 Scots and 6 Scots, the TA 6th Battalion, 52nd Lowland Volunteers. The volunteers are the inheritors of the traditions of the 4th Bn KOSB which recruited in what is now the Scottish Borders Council area, and which suffered very heavy losses at Gallipoli in 1915.

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