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Defence Secretary Must Make Statement on Regimental About-Turn

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CAPABILITIES AS IMPORTANT AS CAP BADGES The SNP has called for the Defence Secretary to make a statement to parliament following reports that the UK Government has backed down over proposals to abolish Scotland’s historic regimental names and cap badges. After refusing to rule-out the further amalgamation and disbandment of Scottish raised units when pressed […]

UK Government Face Battle Over Future Of Black Watch

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The MP who represents the home of the Black Watch, Pete Wishart, has called for the UK Government to abandon any plans which would further compromise the identity of the battalion following reports that the names of two famous Scottish regiments are set to be merged in a bid to mask cuts to the army. […]

Local Politicians Slam UK Threat to Black Watch Name

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The Scottish National Party’s Ms Roseanna Cunningham MSP, Member of the Scottish Parliament for Perthshire South & Kinross-shire, and Mr Pete Wishart MP, Member of Parliament for Perth & North Perthshire, have hit out at UK Government plans to do away entirely with the Black Watch name, revealed by Defence Secretary Philip Hammond in an […]

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