Sunday 29 June 2014

1st Regiment of Foot / The Royal Scots (The Lothian Regiment)


28th March 1625
John Hepburn's Regiment
26th January 1633
Placed on Scottish establishment for Scottish coronation of King Charles I.
Enters French service as Regiment de Hebron [Hepburn]
Regiment de Douglas
21st October 1655
Regiment de Dumbarton
Transferred to English service and ranked as 1st Regiment of Foot
Returned to French service
Returned to English service for Second Anglo-Dutch War (1664-1667)
Returned to French service
Returned to English service as Earl of Dumbarton's Regiment of Foot
1st May 1684
His Majesty's Royal Regiment of Foot
1st July 1751
1st, (Royal) Regiment of Foot
11th February 1812
1st Regiment of Foot (Royal Scots)
29th August 1821
1st, or Royal Regiment of Foot
15th December 1871
1st or The Royal Scots Regiment
1st July 1881
The Royal Scots (The Lothian Regiment). Re-organised as the county regiment for Edinburgh (Midlothian), Haddingtonshire (East Lothian), Linlithgow (West Lothian) and Berwickshire
The Royal Scots (The Royal Regiment)
28th March 2006
The Royal Regiment of Scotland (after a merger with The Royal Highland Fusiliers, The King's Own Scottish Borderers, The Black Watch, The Highlanders (Seaforth, Gordons and Camerons) and The Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders


Regimental numbers 1881-1914 - 1st & 2nd Royal Scots
Regimental numbers 1908-1914 - 8th Royal Scots
The Royal Scots Regiment

Further Reading

The following titles are all available from Naval & Military Press. Descriptions courtesy Naval & Military Press.

Regimental Records of the Royal Scots, the First or Royal Regiment of Foot 1590-1911
The regiment fought in the Duke of Marlborough's four great victories at Blenheim, Ramillies, Oudenarde and Malplaquet, the expedition to Louisburg, the retreat to Corunna, the Peninsular war battles of Busaco, Vittoria Salamanca, San Sebastian, and the Nive; the Waterloo campaign, the Crimean War and the Boer War. This book contains not only detailed accounts of all the campaigns and actions, but officers' rolls, marching songs, regimental crests and insignia, uniform illustrations, and portraits of the regiment's colonels.

Diary of Services of the First Battalion during the Boer War
A battalion history of the 1st Royal Scots' deployment in South Africa, illustrated with rare photographs and including a Roll of Honour and casualty list.

Royal Scots 1914-1919
Arranged chronologically with each chapter covering a specific period of time whether on the Western Front any other front where the Regiment fought, for example there are three chapters on Gallipoli covering that campaign from start to finish. 825pp and a 33pp index.

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