HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN WILL ATTEND THE CEREMONY OF THE KEYS AT THE PALACE OF HOLYROODHOUSE, EDINBURGH
FRIDAY 28TH JUNE, 2019
Her Majesty The Queen will attend the Ceremony of the Keys at the Palace of Holyroodhouse on Friday, 28th June, 2019. The Guard of Honour will be F Coy Scots Guards. Pipes and Drums will be provided by 1st Battalion, Scots Guards and music by the Band of The Royal Regiment of Scotland.
The Scots Guards is Scotland’s Regiment of Foot Guards. Since its formation more than 375 years ago, the Scots Guards has forged a reputation as one of the toughest fighting units in the British Army. As a mechanised regiment, it uses Mastiff and Jackal 2 armoured vehicles to engage enemy troops.
F Company is the regiment’s ceremonial company and has the special honour of acting as guards at royal residences such as Windsor Castle and Buckingham Palace. They act as the permanent public duties element and are based at Wellington Barracks, London. All new Scots Guardsmen passing out of training are posted to F Company, they then go on to join the Battalion based in Aldershot. Their traditional uniform – a red tunic and bearskin hat – is famous the world over. The Scots Guards’ bearskin have no plume and their tunic buttons are grouped in threes.
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