Black Watch


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Black Watch

or

Royal Highland Regiment,

Scottish infantry regiment. The first companies were raised in 1725 to watch the rebellious Scottish highlands and keep the peace, and the regiment was formed 1739–40. It became known as the Black Watch because of the dark colors of the regimental tartan. It was for a time the 43d, but after 1749 it was the 42d regiment. In 2006 a military reorganization made the Black Watch the 3d Battalion of the Royal Regiment of Scotland.
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During a remarkable career, Joe served with the 1st Battalion, the Black Watch, in Germany, Korea, Kenya, Cyprus, Oman and Northern Ireland, from 1950 to 1977.
Chairman of the Black Watch Association Colonel Alex Murdoch said: "It was an emotional service.
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Black Watch is based on interviews conducted by playwright Gregory Burke with former soldiers who served in Iraq and it has received standing ovations and enjoyed sell-out performances everywhere it has appeared.
Black Watch traditionally recruits from the Fife and Perthshire area.
Created with an all-male group of 10 actors in a series of workshops and research sessions that included drill instruction from a real Black Watch sergeant major, the 100-minute show has been touted as a signal event in British theatre history.
Provost John Simpson presented a framed scroll to General Alisdair Irwin, honorary corporal of the Black Watch.
The Scottish National Party MP was ordered out by deputy speaker Sir Alan Haselhurst after refusing to apologise for calling Defence Secretary Geoff Hoon a 'backstabbing coward' after he announced that the Black Watch would be amalgamated into the new Royal Regiment of Scotland.
The service at St Denys's Church, in Warminster, was the first time the entire 1st Battalion Black Watch had come together since it returned from a six-month posting in Iraq.
Black Watch Serjeant Allan Dunn cradles his new-born daughter, Caitlin, for the first time after flying back from Iraq.
THE welcome return to these shores of the Black Watch yesterday was the most heart-warming event of the year.