The Allied Regiment - Royal Scots Borderers, 1st Battalion, Royal Regiment of Scotland

There is a long standing tradition in Canada of establishing alliances with the Regiments of the British Army. These relationships result in shared traditions, small unit exchanges, and visits. Since 1927, The Canadian Scottish Regiment (Princess Mary’s) has maintained an alliance with the senior serving infantry regiment in the British Army, The Royal Scots. Established in 1633, The Royal Scots are now called Royal Scots Borderers, 1st Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Scotland after being amalgamated with The King’s Own Scottish Borderers in 2006. With the amalgamation of the Scottish Regiments into the Royal Regiment of Scotland, it has yet to be decided if the old alliances will carry forward with individual battalions or with the Regiment as a whole. Regardless, the Canadian Scottish looks forward to continued good relations with the Royal Regiment of Scotland and 1 SCOTS.

 1 SCOTS is a Light Role Infantry Battalion based in Catterick, North Yorkshire. They form part of 4th Mechanized Brigade. 1 SCOTS have been deployed a number of times during the UK’s recent mission in Afghanistan. Most recently they acted as the Brigade Advisory Group for the Afghan National Army forces deployed in Helmand Province. (1) 

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A soldier from 1 SCOTS prepares for a patrol to a nearby Afghan Army base at Nahr-e Saraj, Helmand Province -Photo: Cpl Mike O'Neill RLC
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