Original British Late 20th Century Scots Guards Drummer Scarlet Red Tunic

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. The Scots Guards (SG) is one of the five Foot Guards regiments of the British Army. Its origins are as the personal bodyguard of King Charles I of England and Scotland. Its lineage can be traced back to 1642, although it was only placed on the English Establishment (thus becoming part of what is now the British Army) in 1686.

The Scots Guards and other Guards regiments have a long-standing connection to the Parachute Regiment. Guardsmen who have completed the P company selection course are transferred into the Guards Parachute Platoon, which is part of 3rd Battalion, Parachute Regiment. This continues the lineage of the No. 1 (Guards) Independent Parachute Company, who were the original Pathfinder Group of the 16th Parachute Brigade.

The Scots Guards is ranked as the third regiment in the Guards Division. As such, Scots Guardsmen can be recognized by having the buttons on their tunics spaced in threes.

Since 1993, F Company, permanently based in Wellington Barracks, London on public duties, has been the custodian of the colors and traditions of the 2nd Battalion, which was placed in permanent suspended animation in 1993 as a result of Options for Change. F Company was formerly part of the 2nd Bn as its 'support weapons company', operating mortars, anti-tank weapons, and reconnaissance vehicles.

The regiment consists of a single operational battalion, which was based in Catterick between 2008 and 2015, thereafter moving to Aldershot in the armored infantry role. 1st Battalion will be equipped with Mastiff Vehicles (and later the Mechanized Infantry Vehicle (MIV)) under Army 2020 Refine and be under the first Strike Brigade. The 1st Battalion will not rotate public ceremonial duties unlike the other guards regiments with F Company performing that role.

Following the Integrated Review A (London Scottish) Company of the London Regiment at Rochester Row, Westminster became G (Messines) Company, Scots Guards.

This Scarlet Red drummers tunic appears to be complete with functional buttons. Beautifully embellished with masses of embroidery and ribbon, complete with silvered regimental buttons and all stampings present on the interior.

Comes ready to display.

Approximate Measurements:
Collar to shoulder: 10.5”
Shoulder to sleeve: 28.5”
Shoulder to shoulder: 17.5”
Chest width: 18”
Waist width: 16”
Hip width: 20”
Front length: 30"

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