The Scots Guards are among the Army’s first soldiers of choice on operations. They have already seen active service in Iraq and Afghanistan, and will be called upon again. We need to be prepared as a regiment to shoulder responsibility for a larger number of long-term casualties than we have experienced for a very long time.
We need to make provision now by continuing to raise funds.
In urging you to support this appeal, I repeat the words on the Association’s monthly newsletter: ‘That some of us no longer serve with the colours does not matter. What does matter is that we are all of us Scots Guardsmen, bound together in the Queen’s service until we die by a chain, the links of which are invisible but which are as strong as steel.’
Gdsm David Watson carrying the Olympic Torch in Lancaster Friday 22nd June 2012
Scots Guardsmen have been injured serving their country in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Their long-term rehabilitation needs your support.