Skip to comments.Black Watch welcomed home with Forfar parade before Prince Charles
Posted on 04/20/2012 5:27:58 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa
"Well done lads!" that was the shouted sentiment of one voice which captured the mood of hundreds on the streets of Forfar as the newly returned heroes of The Black Watch marched proudly through the Angus town on Thursday.
And the stirring sight of the Red Hackle-wearing soldiers, bayonets fixed, was more than enough to lift the gloom of a dreich morning as the first of a series of homecoming parades in Tayside and Fife received a royal salute.
Led by the battalion pipes and drums and the band of the Royal Regiment of Scotland, some 300 Black Watch personnel took the town centre salute from their Royal Colonel, the Duke of Rothesay, in an event to honour them and comrades from the 51st Highland 7th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland and the Queen's Own Yeomanry following their safe return from a six-month tour of Afghanistan.
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The “Black Watch”?? Where are Jesse and Al and Shabazz et al. Don’t they have something to say about this?
might be of interest...ping
This news will get passed around HERE!
Where I live now is Highland Regiment Country, a batallion settled here in the very early days, New Brunswick, Canada just after the American Revolution. The county is full of their descendants.
Here is a memorial service conducted in the fall of 2011 by the Black Watch Association at the 42nd Royal Highland Regiment , Rte 8, Stanley , New Brunswick.
Welcome home lads, indeed.
Something I really still enjoy about the Brits... Their military units have the most charming names. I wish we here in the colonies were so clever.
Forward the forty twa.
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