Monday, May 10, 2010

3 RIFLES battlegroup marches through Edinburgh

More than 400 members of 3 Rifles battlegroup have marched along The Royal Mile from Castle Terrace to the Palace of Holyrood.

The battlegroup, which comprises 3 Battalion The Rifles and B Coy of the 1st Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland (1SCOTS), spent the last six-and-a-half months in the Sangin area of Helmand province.

Sadly, they lost 30 members of the 1,400-strong battlegroup whilst deployed.

Several thousand onlookers applauded the troops as they marched from Edinburgh Castle accompanied by The Band and Bugles of the Rifles.

The soldiers were saying thank you to the people of Edinburgh of their support while they were away in Afghanistan by marching down the Royal Mile.


  1. Great to see. I believe that the general British public would like to see more marches. These days the only marches seem to be protests. Seeing members of the Armed Forces marching is, in my opinion, uplilfting.

  2. I agree with Philip: Furthermore, so Proud of the fact that 1 Scots/3 Rifles wanted to thank the public for the support given to them - because they HAD IT - just like the support we have FOR ALL OUR TROOPS. God Bless you All x