Black Watch (42nd & 73rd)

Motto
Nemo Me Impune Lacessit “No One Provokes Me With Impunity”

Recruiting Area
Dundee, Perthshire, Angus and Fife

Summary
The Black Watch is the oldest surviving Scottish Regiment in the British Army. The regiment was raised on request of King George II in 1725 as a way to ‘watch over’ and police the Highlands, and comprises of the old 73rd and 42nd Highlanders. Having had a continuous history for almost three hundred years, the regiment has a considerable amount of loyalty in the recruiting area and soldiers are still to this day issued with a distinctive Red Hackle (which was first issued in 1795).

The Black Watch has been involved in many famous battles over the years including Culloden, the Boer War, the American Revolutionary War, Waterloo, both World Wars and the Iraq War.

Victoria Cross Winners
Lt F.E.H Farquharson, 42nd Highland Regiment, 1858. Indian Mutiny
QMS J Simpson, 42nd Highland Regiment, 1858. Indian Mutiny
Private J Davis, 42nd Highland Regiment, 1858. Indian Mutiny
Private E Spence, 42nd Highland Regiment, 1858. Indian Mutiny
L/Cpl A. Thompson, 42nd Highland Regiment, 1858. Indian Mutiny
C/Sgt W Gardner, 42nd Highland Regiment, 1858. Indian Mutiny
Private W. Cook, 42nd Highland Regiment, 1858. Indian Mutiny
Private D. Millar, 42nd Highland Regiment, 1858. Indian Mutiny
L/Sgt S. McGraw, 42nd Highland Regiment, 1874. Ashanti
Private T Edwards, 1st Battalion The Black Watch, 1884. Sudan
L/Cpl D. Finlay, 2nd Battalion The Black Watch, 1915. France
Private C Melvin, 2nd Battalion The Black Watch, 1917. Mesopotamia
A/Lt Col. L.P. Evans, The Black Watch (commanding 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment), 1917. Belgium
Cpl J. Ripley, 1st Battalion The Black Watch, 1918. France

Regimental Pipe Music
Pipe Marches:
March Past in Quick Time – Highland Laddie

Company March:
A Company – Atholl Highlanders
B Company – Lord Alexander Kennedy
C Company – The Browned Haired Maiden
D Company – Scotland the Brave
HQ Company – The Road to the Isles
Support Company – The Steam Boat

Crimean Reveille:
The Soldier’s Return
Grannie Duncan (in slow time)
Sae Will We Yet
Grannie Duncan (played in quick time)
Miss Gridle
Chrisholm Castle
Johnnie Cope

Allied and Affiliated Regiments
Australia:
The Royal New South Wales Regiment
The Royal Queensland Regiment

Canada:
The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada
The Lanark and Renfrew Scottish Regiment
The Prince Edward Island Regiment

New Zealand:
1st and 2nd Squadron New Zealand Scottish