Did The Scots Guards serve at Dunkirk in 1940?
THE ROYAL SCOTS (THE ROYAL REGIMENT)(1ST OF FOOT)
The Royal Scots is the oldest Regiment of the Line in the
As part of the BEF, the 1st Battalion Royal Scots suffered heavy
casualties covering the retreat to Dunkirk, and many were taken
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