Skip to comments.Royal colours ceremony marks end of military era
Posted on 07/10/2011 7:20:46 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa
CENTURIES of proud military tradition were laid to rest yesterday in a ceremony that saw the Queen present The Royal Regiment of Scotland with its first stand of colours, the totemic flags that were once a rallying point in battle. The new colours will take the place of those that were carried for hundreds of years by the old Scottish regiments that were controversially amalgamated in 2006 to form Scotland's single infantry unit.
The presentation of the new colours consigned the individual colours once carried by The Black Watch, The Royal Highland Fusiliers, The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, The King's Own Scottish Borderers and The Royal Scots to the history books.
(Excerpt) Read more at scotsman.com ...
The Scots do not forget. Otherwise, clan descendants long removed from the old country would not still answer the call of the pipes.
No one will forget the old regiments, and one day their colours will fly again.
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The Queen presenting the new colours.
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A sad, sad day.