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Scottish Horse Badge

By November 27th, 2019 No Comments
Scottish Horse Badge

Scottish Horse Badge 1900

This Scottish Horse Badge was recently donated to the Museum. The Scottish Horse was a Regiment in the British Army which was created in 1900 for the Second Boer war. The Scottish Horse first appeared in their full uniform in May 1903 which was around 3 years after they were created. The uniform which they wore was a slouch hat which would have had the badge on it with khaki.

The Scottish Horse Regiment served in the Second Boer war then the First World War and partly in the Second World War before being withdrawn or moved into other units. The Scottish Horse Regiments were active from 1900 to 1956. The Second Scottish Horse division was mainly made up from South African and Australian volunteers but was disbanded in 1902 after the Second Boer War was finished.

Scottish Horse Badge

After 1956 when the Scottish Horse was disbanded they amalgamated with the Fife and Forfar Yeomanry which created a new regiment known as the Fife and Forfar Yeomanry/Scottish Horse. This regiment was then made into a reconnaissance unit in 1992 and is currently still in service.

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