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Royal Regimentís Freedom Honour
The Stirling Observer ^ | 7mMar2012 | Donald Morton

Posted on 03/09/2012 5:55:05 PM PST by ConorMacNessa

STIRLING’S military connection will be further strengthened on Saturday when the Royal Regiment of Scotland is awarded the Freedom of the City.

The Royal Regiment of Scotland is the senior and only Scottish line infantry regiment of the British Army Infantry and consists of five regular and two territorial battalions.

While in combat dress, each battalion wears its own unique coloured hackle on the Tam O’Shanter:

On Saturday, there will be a parade from Stirling Castle to Stirling Council’s Old Viewforth where the regiment will be awarded the civic honour in recognition of their services and strong links to the Stirling area and will then be entitled to enter Stirling “with drums beating, Colours flying, and bayonets fixed”.

Awarding the freedom of the city is an age-old tradition dating back to the laws of ancient Rome that made it a capital offence for Roman legions to enter the city in formation or with weapons without permission.

The parade will begin at Stirling Castle at 11am led by combined military and pipe band. They will then march down Broad Street and Baker Street before turning right and heading along Corn Exchange Road to the Albert Halls.

At 11.15am the Military Band of the Royal Regiment of Scotland and the Pipes and Drums of the 7th Battalion (7 Scots) of the Regiment will be playing at the Albert Halls and this will give people an opportunity to enjoy the music with the soldiers.



Hackle of the 7th Scots, RRS

(Excerpt) Read more at stirlingobserver.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: pipesanddrums; scotland
Pipes and Drums of Scotland!!!



Nos genuflectitur ad non princeps sed Princeps Pacem!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

1 posted on 03/09/2012 5:55:10 PM PST by ConorMacNessa
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Pipes and Drums of Scotland Ping!



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Nos genuflectitur ad non princeps sed Princeps Pacem!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

2 posted on 03/09/2012 5:56:48 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Aye...so this means they can keep the fooking Brits out of Stirling....one small step....


3 posted on 03/09/2012 6:26:38 PM PST by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum)
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To: ConorMacNessa

an ill wind no one blows well?


4 posted on 03/09/2012 6:29:38 PM PST by RitchieAprile
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To: ConorMacNessa

Back to the top!


5 posted on 03/09/2012 6:40:58 PM PST by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013 The end of an error.)
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