The Scots Guards were officially formed in 1642, with the issuing of a commission to Archibald, 1st Marquess of Argyll by King Charles I. The first positive glimpse of pipers in the regiment was a late as 1670, with a company piper 'paid for by its Captain.' In 1853 the first Pipe Major was appointed, thus marking the start of the modern line of Scots Guards Pipers. Today the regiment is established to have a Pipes & Drums of sixteen, to be used for both ceremonial and operational duties. When based in London or Edinburgh you would see the pipes and drums marching troops between their duties; however, during the Falklands Islands Campaign they were used as reconnaissance troops and medics. Whichever uniform they are dressed in, the pipers and drummers of the regiment are expected to uphold the highest standards, and this is especially obvious in their music. They regularly compete in Scotland and all over the UK and have won many competitions. To be both a soldier and a musician is an achievement that inspires great pride and respect from the rest of the regiment. TO be a piper or drummer in the Scots Guard is a great honour.
- ASIN: B001C3EI0M
- ASIN: B001C3EI0MPart No: ARC_2161