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Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment)

The Royal Scots: the senior line infantry regiment of the British Army, it is often referred to as “Pontius Pilate’s Bodyguard”. Regimental depot Glencorse Barracks, Edinburgh Battalions of the Regular Army 1st Battalion August 1914…


5/6th Royal Scots raid on Groote Bamburgh Farm

Night 11-12 September 1917 This article describes a trench raid carried out by the 5/6th Battalion of the Royal Scots (32nd Division), which was under command of Lieutenant Colonel J. A. Fraser. The raid was…


The Royal Scots Fusiliers

Battalions of the Regular Army 1st Battalion August 1914 : in Gosport. Part of 9th Brigade, 3rd Division. Landed at Le Havre 14 August 1914. The brigade was attached to 28th Division between 17 February…


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Scots Guards

1st Battalion August 1914 : in Aldershot. Part of 1st (Guards) Brigade, 1st Division. 14 August 1914: landed at Le Havre. 25 August 1915: transferred to 2nd Guards Brigade, Guards Division. 2nd Battalion August 1914…


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Widows’ and dependents’ pension records

The National Archives holds a small but valuable collection of widows’ and dependents’ pensions forms in collection number PIN82. All holdings are listed on this page. According to the National Archives, “This series consists of…


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Winter operations, 1914-15 (Western Front)

23 November 1914 – 6 February 1915: Winter operations, 1914-15. French orders for a major offensive in December lead to disastrous piecemeal British attacks. Localised operations seeking tactical advantage continue through winter. The defence of Festubert,…


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Legends, myths and realities – the Christmas Truce, 1914

The Christmas Truce in France and Flanders, 1914 Between 14 and 21 December 1914 the British Expeditionary Force took part in several localised attacks, all of which failed with heavy casualties, and were attacked at…


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Batteries and Brigades of the Royal Field Artillery

This section of the Long, Long Trail describes the formation, attachments and history of each brigade and battery of the Royal Field Artillery. For details of movements and battles, click through to the Divisions concerned. Note:…



The British infantry regiments of 1914-1918

This section of the Long, Long Trail will be helpful for anyone wishing to find out about the history of the battalions of the British infantry. The “Poor Bloody Infantry” had the deadliest role of…