Lt-Gen. Hon. James Douglas commanded 1684 - 1691
Scots Guardsmen are
fiercely proud of their unbroken service and loyalty to the Monarch and
their hard won reputation as fighting soldiers. Underpinning the highest
standards of ceremonial duties in front of Buckingham Palace in the heart
of London is the fact that every Guardsman is a fully trained,
self-disciplined infantry soldier ready for war fighting or peacekeeping
operations at short notice in arduous conditions in any part of the world.
Stationed since late 2003 in Oxford Barracks, Munster, Germany, the 1st
Battalion Scots Guards is in the role of Armoured Infantry, equipped with
the Warrior Armoured Fighting Vehicle, having previously specialised in
arid and desert environments. The Battalion is due to return to the United
Kingdom in the spring of 2009. The Regiment will continue to be
represented in London by its independent sub-unit, F Company, and by the
Band of the Regiment.
he 1st Battalion Scots Guards Battle Group returned safely from
Iraq in May 2005. Since then they have undertaken exercises in Poland and
carried out adventure training packages including an expedition to the far
north of Australia. Armoured Infantry Training continues to be the 1st
Battalion's main activity in barracks, with many personnel becoming
qualified in all aspects of Warrior Gunnery.
F-Company Scots Guards continues to carry out State Ceremonial duties in
and around London. They have also carried out exercises in Warcop and
Galloway. F-Coy entered a team in the Cambrian Patrol Competition and won
the bronze medal.