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2nd Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Scotland (2 SCOTS), based at Glencorse Barracks in Penicuik, today paraded through Penicuik to mark their homecoming from six-month operational tours of Iraq, South Sudan and Cyprus. The parade was accompanied by Cruachan IV, the mascot for the Regiment, the Pipes and Drums of the 2nd Battalion and the Band of the Royal Regiment of Scotland.

The Royal Highland Fusiliers, 2nd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland parades through Penicuikafter, Scotland after their Iraq tour.

In Iraq 2 SCOTS, bolstered with attached personnel from engineer and medical units, were based in four locations (Erbil and Menila in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq and Taji and Besmaya, both on the outskirts of Baghdad) and provided training and mentoring for Kurdish Security Forces (including Peshmerga and Police units) preparing them to lead security operations in defeat of Da’esh (ISIS).

During their six-month tour in Iraq, 2 SCOTS worked alongside a vast range of European forces as well as the US Army, living in close proximity with them. 2 SCOTS had a completely different role in South Sudan where they provided security to a British Army Engineer Battlegroup assisting the UNMISS; and in Cyprus soldiers from 2 SCOTS joined UN troops patrolling the green line. 2 SCOTS had a completely different role in South Sudan where they provided security to a British Army Engineer Battlegroup assisting the UNMISS; and in Cyprus soldiers from 2 SCOTS joined UN troops patrolling the green line.

This is part of a series of Homecoming parades, with the Battalion parading though towns and cities in the 2SCOTS traditional recruiting area – Penicuik, Ayr and the City of Glasgow.

| British Armed Forces News

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Photographer: Mark Owens

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