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7. THE BLACK WATCH (3 SCOTS) (2006-present day)

The Black Watch, 3rd Battalion, Royal Regiment of Scotland (3 SCOTS) is an infantry battalion of the Royal Regiment of Scotland.

Before 28 March 2006, the Black Watch was an infantry regiment – The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) from 1931-2006, and The Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) from 1881 to 1931. Part of the Scottish Division, it was the senior regiment of Highlanders.

Active: 28 March 2006-present
Country: United Kingdom
Branch: British Army
Type: Line Infantry
Role: Light Role
Part of: 19 Light Brigade
Garrison/HQ: Fort George, Inverness, UK
Motto: Nemo Me Impune Lacessit (No One Provokes Me With Impunity)
Anniversaries: Red Hackle Day (5 January)
Royal Colonel: HRH The Duke of Rothesay
Tartan: Government; Royal Stewart (Pipers’ kilts and plaids)
Hackle: Red.

The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment)

Active: 1 July 1739-28 March 2006
Country: Kingdom of Great Britain (1739-1800); United Kingdom (1801-2006)
Branch: Army
Type: Light Infantry
Role: Light Infantry
Size: One battalion
Part of: 19 Light Brigade
Garrison/HQ: Fort George, Inverness
Nickname: The Forty Twa; Black Jocks (slang term used by members of other regiments); Ladies from Hell.
Motto: (Scotland’s) Nemo Me Impune Lacessit (No One Provokes Me With Impunity)
March: Quick: All the Blue Bonnets are o’er the Border; Slow: The Garb of Old Gaul; Pipes & Drums Quick: Hielan’ Laddie; Pipes & Drums Slow: My Home; Pipes & Drums Slow: Highland Cradle Song.
Anniversaries: Red Hackle Day (5 January).

ALLIANCES
Australia: The Royal Queensland Regiment
Australia: The Royal New South Wales Regiment
Canada: The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada
Canada: 42nd Field Artillery Regiment (Lanark and Renfrew Scottish), RCA
Canada: The Prince Edward Island Regiment (RCAC)
New Zealand: The New Zealand Scottish
South Africa: Transvaal Scottish Regiment
British Royal Navy: HMS MONTROSE

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