The Royal Scots Borderers, 1st Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland (1 SCOTS) is based in Palace Barracks near Belfast and will re-role in 2017 to become one of the Army’s first Specialised Infantry Battalions.
In their new role, 1 SCOTS will deliver operational capacity building tasks to provide an increased contribution to Defence Engagement, countering terrorism and building stability overseas.
The Battalion will move to Aldershot by 2019 in order to be co-located with the Specialised Infantry Group HQ.
This year, 1 SCOTS will be starting a continued cycle of training and preparation for operations focusing on its new composition of small, highly trained teams. Their training includes a planned exercise in Kenya in the summer.
Recent operational commitments for 1 SCOTS have included:
Sport and adventure training play an important part of life at 1 SCOTS. Fitness, leadership, teamwork, courage and self-reliance are deployed through a rigorous programme including everything from football to skiing, sailing and parachuting.
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