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The Royal Regiments of Scotland, which is the f2nd battalion?

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saltire Mon 18-Aug-08 20:42:32

To me they will always be KOSB, Black Watch, The Argylls etc, but the news insist on saying "the 1st/2nd/3rd/etc battalion of the Royal Regiment of Scotland". SO which is the 2nd Battalion? is it the KOSB?

kerryk Mon 18-Aug-08 21:20:44

we were royal scots but we merged with the kosb.

we are now 1st battalion the royal scots borderers, otherwise known as 1 scots.

2 scots are rhf

kerryk Mon 18-Aug-08 21:21:46

also to dh and i, we will always be the royals. wink

blueskythinker Mon 18-Aug-08 22:00:31

I used to have a friend in the Royal Scots many years ago (actually, a boyfriend [mooney reminicse(sp) emoticon]).

I didn't realise they had merged - what a shame.

hf128219 Tue 19-Aug-08 08:33:00

THE ROYAL SCOTS &
KING'S OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS
(1st Battalion)

These two Regiments are now the Royal Scots/King's Own Scottish Borderers (1st Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland).

ROYAL HIGHLAND FUSILIERS - (2nd Battalion)

It is now the Royal Highland Fusiliers (2nd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland).

THE BLACK WATCH - (3rd Battalion)

It is now the Black Watch (3rd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland).

HIGHLANDERS - (4th Battalion)

It is now The Highlanders (4th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland).

ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS - (5th Battalion)

It is now the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders (5th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland).

saltire Tue 19-Aug-08 10:35:42

OK thank you.

fin54 Wed 20-Aug-08 15:50:10

3rd Battallion will always be the Black Watch to me,my son has served with them for the last 12 years and I am very proud of him and the Regiment.

kerryk Wed 20-Aug-08 15:53:14

are you from fife fin54?

fin54 Wed 20-Aug-08 16:33:29

NO sorry I'm not, I come from Glasgow but live in Northern Ireland

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