THE ROYAL SCOTS (THE ROYAL REGIMENT)(1ST OF FOOT)
The Royal Scots is the oldest Regiment of the Line in the British Army.
As part of the BEF, the 1st Battalion Royal Scots suffered heavy casualties covering the retreat to Dunkirk, and many were taken prisoner.
Mr Brown is correct, John Hepburns Regt.formed in 1625,later called the Royal Scots, Royal Regt. of Foot in 1633,was serving in France and Belgium, and at Dunkirk. But the questioner asked about the Scots Guards. The Marquis of Argyll's Royal Regt.1642 was disbanded and later re-formed as the Scots Regt. of Foot Guards in 1660,(also known as the Kings Regt.) in 1940 the 1st.Batt.was in Norway,then Tunisia and Italy.
2nd. Batt.were in Egypt, then Libya,Syria and N.W.Europe.
3rd.Batt.(armoured) were in U.K.'til 1944 then N.W.Europe,they converted back to infantry role in 1945.
4th. Batt.was a holding Batt. in U.K. 1940-43.
So I would think that the Regt. did not serve at Dunkirk.
My father won the military medal in the retreat from Holland, as I understand some of the Scots Guards may have retreated into Belgium then France and therefore would have been evacuated from Dunkirk
AnswerOn May 26th, 1940 the Dunkirk Battle began. On June 4th 1940 the Dunkirk evacuation ended.
Dunkirk started on 24th May 1940 and ended on 4th June 1940.
was the royal welsh fusiliers at dunkirk
everybody evacuted to dunkirk
The battle and evacuation at Dunkirk lasted from 26 May 1940 until 4 June 1940.
The Battle of Dunkirk started on May 26, 1940 and was over June 4, 1940.
Germany invaded france and occupied cities like Dunkirk.
Operation Dynamo, or the Miracle of Dunkirk occurred between May and June 1940
The miracle at Dunkirk took place in May of 1940.
June 4th 1940
May 26th 1940
The Dunkirk evacuation between 27 May and the early hours of 4 June 1940 .
28th May - 4th June 1940
The evacuation of nearly 340000 Allied troops from the beaches at Dunkirk took place between 26th May 1940 and 4th June 1940.
In excess of 300,000
Dunkirk, June 1940
27 May until 4 June 1940.