By a Royal Warrant dated 28 March 1633, King Charles 1 granted to Sir John Hepburn permission to raise this Scottish regiment which has experienced an unbroken record of continuous military service since its inception, nearly 30 years before a national army was incorporated by Oliver cromwell. Prior to the national army, England relied upon private armies that could be activated by the Crown when a national emergency required an army (much like our National Guard today). In looking at the horse brass of the unit badge, the Star of the Order of the thistle is in white metal for enlisted men and in silver plate for officers. In a voide centre St. Andrew and Cross (X) is in guilded metal with a scoll incscribed "The Royal Scots."
HORSE BRASS: MILITARY UNIT COLLECTION: Royal Scots.
Designed and manufactured by ARMAC Brassworks in Birmingham, England where they have been creating quality brasswares fo more than 75 years. Cast using a pure first-run ingot brass mix rich in copper for superior colour and durability. Hand finished at the foundry.