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The Guards

The Guards

Scots Guards Regiment


A Life Less Ordinary since 1642

Since its formation more than 375 years ago, the Scots Guards has forged a reputation as one of the toughest fighting units in the British Army. As a mechanised regiment, it uses Mastiff and Jackal 2 armoured vehicles to engage enemy troops



Our Role

The Scots Guards are an infantry regiment steeped in history, with soldiers renowned for their discipline and courage in battle. We are Mechanised Infantry and train to use speed to cross the battlefield quickly and launch onto difficult objectives. Recognised as innovators, we are due to be one of the first STRIKE Mechanised Infantry units with a new fleet of impressive vehicles at the forefront of British Army capability.

In addition to our combat role, the regiment’s ceremonial company has the special honour of acting as guards at royal residences such as Windsor Castle and Buckingham Palace. Our traditional uniform – a red tunic and bearskin cap – is famous the world over.


Past to Present

Over the course of its long and illustrious history, the Scots Guards has fought in every major conflict with distinction. During that time, the regiment has won an outstanding 93 battle honours and 11 Victoria Crosses.


For More information on official Army pages on the Scots Guards Click Here


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