By a Royal Warrant dated 28 March 1633, King Charles I 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 void centre St. Andrew and Cross (X) is in gilded metal with a scroll inscribed “The Royal Scots.”
Horse Brass: Royal Scots
Horse Brass: Royal Scots.
Made by ARMAC Brassworks, Birmingham, England.
Hand cast using the finest British brass.
Casting mix consists of pure first-run brass with a high pure copper content for superior color.
Hand filed to remove any rough edges left after casting.
Hand polished to enhance the natural beauty of high quality brass.
ARMAC Brassworks has been producing quality brasswares for more than 75 years. .
|Dimensions||3.50 × 3.00 × .16 in|