1st Bn, The Royal Scots: Deployments
Authors and Contributors this page: Graham Watson, T.F. Mills
Page created 1 March 2001. Corrected and updated 25.12.2005
1st Battalion,
1st Regiment of Foot
1625-1881
1st Battalion,
The Royal Scots
1881-2006
United Kingdom  
Note:This is a battalion history of the Regular Army. See the main regimental page for full lineage and other information.
Colour Key
Lineage
War service
Overseas service
Home service
 
   
  1625 Hepburn's Regiment of Foot
raised in Scotland for Swedish service
  1625 Thirty Years War: Germany Swedish service (Green Bde)
  Stralsund
  1633.01.26 Royal Regiment of Foot
placed on Scottish establishment for King Charles I's Scottish coronation
  1633 Thirty Years War: Rhineland French service
  1635 Lorraine
  1639 France: Picardy
  1642 France: northeast
  1642 Italy
  1643 France
  1648 France
  1649 French civil war French service
  1652 France
  1655 Spanish Netherlands French service
  1661 England British service
  1662 Earl of Dumbarton's Regiment of Foot
  1662 France French service
  1664 Anglo-Dutch war: France
  1666 Anglo-Dutch war: England: Chatham increased from 8 to 12 coys
  1667 Anglo-Dutch war: France
  1668 France
  1672 Anglo-Dutch war: Netherlands French service
  1674 Franco-Austrian war: Rhineland French service for last time
  1678 England returned to British service (21 coys)
  1678 Grenadier Company formed
  1679 Ireland
  1680 Tangier (4 coys)
  1680 Tangier (16 coys)  
  1680 Tangier
  1684 England: south
1685 Monmouth rebellion
  1685 England: south

1686.03.01

1st Battalion, Earl of Dumbarton's Regiment of Foot
redesignated on formation of 2nd Battalion
  1688 Glorious revolution: England (south) loyal to James II and mutinied
  1689 England
  1689.06 Flanders
  1697 Ireland
  1698 Ireland?  
  1701 Flanders and Germany
  1713 England
  1714 Ireland
  1743 England
  1743 Flanders
  1746 England
  1748 England
 

1751.07.01

1st Battalion, 1st Regiment of Foot
1756 England?
  1760 Ireland
  1768 Gibraltar
  1775 England
  1781.01 West Indies: Barbados
  1781 West Indies

1782.01

captured by the French at St. Kitts; exchanged later in year
  1783 England
  17uu Ireland
  1790 West Indies: Jamaica
  1794.01 at sea  
  1794.02.02 Santo Domingo  
  1797 England
  1798 Ireland re-formed from Irish Militia vols after depletion by casualties & disease in WI
  1800 Scotland
  1800 Spanish coast  
  1801 West Indies
  1812.08 Lower Canada: Quebec
  1812 American war: Canadian frontier
  1815 Scotland
  18uu Ireland  
  1825 West Indies  
1839.11.01 at sea
1839 Gibraltar  
  1846 West Indies  
  1848 Canada  
  1851 Wales  
  1854 Anatolia  
  1854 Crimea  
  1856 England  
  1856 Ireland  
  1857 Ceylon  
  18uu India  
  1870 England  
  1874 Scotland  
  1876 Ireland  
  1878 Malta (4 coys); West Indies (4 coys)  
  1881.07.01 1st Battalion, The Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment)
  1882 West Indies: Barbados  
  1884 Egypt
  1884 South Africa
  1884 Bechuanaland
  1885 South Africa
  1891 England: York
  1893 Gravesend
  1895 Scotland: Edinburgh
  1896 Ireland: Curragh or Fermoy
  1899.11 South Africa 3 Inf Bde
  <1904> England: Aldershot
  <1909> Shorncliffe
  <1912> India: Allahabad
  1914.12 France and Flanders 27 Div
  1915.12 Macedonia
  1919 Black Sea
  1920 UK
  1920 Burma: Rangoon
  1921.01.01 1st Battalion, The Royal Scots (The Royal Regiment)
  <1922.01> India: Secunderabad
  1925 Aden
  1926 Scotland
  <1929.01> England: Aldershot 2 Bde
  <1933.01> England: Dover 12 Bde
  1937 Palestine
  1938.01 converted to MG battalion
  1938.01 Palestine 5 Div
  1938 England: Aldershot 4 Bde
  1939.09 France & Belgium 2 Inf Div, BEF
  1940.06 UK
  1942.06 India & Burma
  1946 Singapore & Burma
  1947 India
  1947 Scotland: Edinburgh  
  1951.02 Germany: Münster  
  1952.02 Berlin  
  1953.03 ?  
  1953.07 Korea 29 Inf Bde Gp
  1954.11 Egypt  
  1955.09 Cyprus  
  1956.02 England: Colchester 19 Inf Bde
  1958.01 Berlin  
  1960.01 Scotland: Edinburgh?  
  1960.12 Libya  
  1963.04 England: Tidworth 39 Bde
  ? England: Tidworth 5 Bde
  1964.06 (Aden)  
  1965.03 England: Tidworth 5 Bde
  1966.10 Germany: Osnabrück  
  1970.01 England: Tidworth ACE MF(L)
  1970.03 (Northern Ireland)  
  1970.07 England: Tidworth ACE MF(L)
  1971.05 (Northern Ireland)  
  1971.07 England: Tidworth ACE MF(L)
  1971.10 (Northern Ireland)  
  1971.12 England: Tidworth ACE MF(L)
  1972.06 (Northern Ireland)  
  1972.08 England: Tidworth ACE MF(L)
  1974.05 Cyprus  
  1976.06 Germany: Münster 12 Mech Bde
  1977.01 Münster 2 Armd Div
  1979.04 Scotand: Edinburgh  
  1980.02 (Northern Ireland)  
  1980.05 Scotland: Edinburgh  
  1981.03 Northern Ireland: Ballykinlar 39 Inf Bde
  1983.03 Scotland: Edinburgh  
  1985.03 Germany: Werl 33 Armd Bde
  1990.10 [Persian Gulf]  
  1991.04 Germany: Werl 33 Armd Bde
  1991.08 Scotland: Fort George  
  1992.02 (Northern Ireland)  
  1993.05 Fort George  
  1994 B Coy attached ("Gurkha Reinforcement Company")
  1996.07 England: Colchester 24 Airmobile Bde
  1998.07.03 (Bosnia) (only Gurkha coy?)  
  1999.10.16 Colchester 24 Airmobile Bde
  2000.08 Northern Ireland: Ballykelly 8 Inf Bde
  2001? B Coy transferred to 1st Bn, The Highlanders; new B Coy formed
  2002.02 Scotland: Edinburgh (Dreghorn Barracks)  
2002.09 (Bosnia)  
  2003.03 Scotland: Edinburgh (Dreghorn Barracks)  
  2003.07 Colours presented by HRH The Princess Royal at Dreghorn Barracks
2003.11 (Iraq) (A, C, R Coys) 20 Armd Bde
  2004.04 Scotland: Edinburgh (Dreghorn Barracks)  
  2006.01 (Iraq)  
  2006.03.28 The Royal Scots Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Scotland
       
  2006.08.01 amalgamated with The King's Own Scottish Borderers Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Scotland, to form The Royal Scots Borderers, 1st Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland