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Balaklava Company, The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, 5th Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Scotland (Balaklava Company), was formed on 29th June 2013. It is part of The Royal Regiment of Scotland which consists of:


  • 1 SCOTS  The Royal Scots Borderers, which was an amalgamation of 1st Battalion, The Royal Scots and 1st Battalion, The King’s Own Scottish Borders,
  • 2 SCOTS  The Royal Highland Fusiliers
  • 3 SCOTS  The Black Watch
  • 4 SCOTS  The Highlanders
  • Balaklava Company, The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, 5th Battalion


  • 6 SCOTS  52nd Lowland
  • 7 SCOTS  51st Highland

Balaklava Company is tasked with State and Ceremonial Duties in Scotland such as mounting the Guard at Holyrood Palace for Her Majesty the Queen and at the Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

Until 2014, they will remain under the operational Command of 16 Air Assault and are currently deployed on a two month Operational Tour of the Falkland Islands; however, they will also conduct mission specific training in preparation for the new ceremonial role within 51 Infantry Brigade.

Balaklava Company is stationed at Canterbury, in Kent, England but will move permanently to Edinburgh in 2014.

For further information please visit The Royal Regiment of Scotland and British Army websites.


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