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Scots Guards

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.

 

 

 

 

This page was last updated on 15 May 2011

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