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CodeNA10010
Person NameKing's Own Scottish Borderers
ActivityThe King's Own Borderer's, which was originally called the 25th Foot, was raised in Edinburgh on 18th March 1689 by David Leslie, 3rd Earl of Leven, for the defence of the city against the Jacobites. It only took 2 hours to recruit 1,000. The Provost of Edinburgh gave the regiment the privilege to recruit 'by beat of drum' in the city on any day, except Sunday, without first asking the permission of the Lord Provost. They were later also given the privilege of marching through the City of Edinburgh with bayonets fixed and Colours flying. The Borderers is one of only two Scottish regiments which have never been amalgamated.In 1782 the name The Edinburgh Regiment was changed to The Sussex Regiment. In 1805, King George III raised the regiment to the status of a Royal Regiment and changed its title to The King's Own Borderers. The change of title to the King's Own Scottish Borderers was officially approved in 1887, during the reign of Queen Victoria. Although the regiment was raised in Edinburgh, the Headquarters have been in the Borders since 1881. It is one of only two Scottish regiments which have not been amalgamated.
Corporate NameKing's Own Scottish Borderers
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