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Black Watch: The Record of an
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History of the
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Highland Regiment (2nd Battalion the... Black Watch in Mesopotamia.

The Black Watch (Royal Highland...) (the 42nd Regiment of Foot) (Famous regiments)

Black Watch: History of the Royal... Regiment.


The Black Watch

The Black WatchThe Black Watch: A Concise History The Black Watch was formed at Aberfeldy in Perthshire in the early eighteenth century as an independent security force, or 'watch', to guard the approaches to the lawless areas of the Scottish Highlands. Instantly recognisable due to the famous red hackle cap badge and the traditional dark blue and green government tartan kilt from which it got its name, The Black Watch was renowned as one of the great fighting regiments of the British Army and served with distinction in all major conflicts from the War of Austrian Succession onwards. In a highly controversial move, the regiment served under the operational control of the US Army during the counter-insurgency war in Iraq in December 2004. The Black Watch prided itself on being a 'family regiment', with sons following fathers into its ranks, and this new concise history reflects the strong sense of identity which was created over the centuries. In 2006, as part of a radical review of the country's defence policy, The Black Watch was amalgamated into the new Royal Regiment of Scotland. This new account of the famous regiment is therefore a timely memorial to its long and distinguished history.

Black Watch

Black Watch. The Black Watch Regimental Archives contain many thousands of photographs graphically illustrating the history of this famous Highland regiment since the first images were recorded some 150 years ago. Over two hundred of these pictures have been selected for this volume to represent different aspects of regimental life both home and abroad, in peace and at war. From the days when the infantry still practised forming squares to the hand over of Hong Kong, the last significant remnant of the Empire, in 1997, this collection provides a fascinating insight into the activities of the Regiment. Naturally, many of the Regiment's great heroes and characters appear in these pictures but so do many other famous people, members of the royal family, Presidents of the United States of America and other heads of state. The collection of photographs also covers the Territorial battalions of the Black Watch from their early days as Rifle Volunteers through the two World Wars during which they won such renown for the Regiment.

Black Watch Officer

Off the Record: Life and Letters of a... Black Watch Officer. Drawing on his letters to his wife, Lady Jean, and to and from other members of his family and friends, David Rose provides a good-humoured account of his service with the Black Watch.

Royal Highland Regiment The Black Watch

Royal Highland Regiment: The Black... Watch, Formerly 42nd and 73rd Foot.Medal Roll.1801-1911.

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