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42nd Queens Highlander's (The Blackwatch)
« on: April 19, 2017, 12:21:59 pm »
The 42nd Royal Highlanders (The Blackwatch)
History Behind The Regiment: In the year 1739, the six independant companies of the "Highland Watch", along with four newly-raised companies, were incorporated into a Regiment of Foot under John, the Earl of Crawford. This Regiment was originally numbered the 43rd Highland Regiment, but was renumbered as the 42nd in 1749. The new Regiment continued to serve as the Highland Watch, in Scotland, but the British command sent the regiment as reinforcements in Flanders and Germany, in the war of the Austrian Succession. This resulted in a mutiny in 1743, but ended without bloodshed. (Save the executions of those responsible!) The regiment received its baptism of fire in the Battle of Fontenoy, 1745, and returned in 1745 during the Jacobite Rebellion, where they were stationed in the south, in anticipation of a French invasion. In 1747, they were garrisoned in Ireland, where they remained for 9 years.

The 42nd was sent to New York in 1756, and fought in the first battle of Fort Ticonderoga in 1758, losing over half its troops in a valiant assault on the breastworks. Prior the the action at Ticonderoga, the 42nd was given the distinction of being a "Royal" regiment, changing the uniform's facings from buff to royal blue, and earning the right to bear a distinctive seal on the colours and drums. The regiment was known from then on as The 42nd (Royal Highland) Regiment or Royal Highlanders. The Regiment took part in actions throughout North America, traveling as far west as Fort De Chartres, on the Mississippi River in Illinois.

The 42nd later served in the American Revolution, the Penninsular Wars - at Quatre Bras and Waterloo, the Crimean War, served in India, both World Wars, Korea, and was the last British regiment in Hong Kong before its return to China. In the 21st Century, the Black Watch fought in Iraq and Afghanistan. While no longer the 42nd Regiment, the traditions of the Black Watch live on as the The Black Watch, 3rd Battalion, Royal Regiment of Scotland

What We Will Achieve: Through determination, discipline, and high morale; the 42nd Queens Royal Highlanders will control the field of battle with complete and utter dominance. As one of the most experienced, well trained, and prestigious regiments the United Kingdom had ever seen, we intend on completing our duty to the Queen of England. We do not accept just anybody, we have to see that you are fit for service so don't expect to get in just because you'd like.
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Re: 42nd Queens Highlander's (The Blackwatch)
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2017, 09:56:48 pm »
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