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4 SCOTS

4 SCOTS are a Heavy Protected Mobility Infantry Battalion. We are currently based in Fallingbostel, Germany and are part of 7th Armoured Brigade, famously known as the Desert Rats.

We are currently deployed to Helmand Province, Afghanistan for the Autumn and Winter of 2013 on Operation HERRICK 19.

Our previous deployment to Helmand Province, Afghanistan was in 2011 in support of Op HERRICK 14. We deployed as Combined Force Lashkar Gar and took control of security for the Provincial Capital with troops supporting the Afghan National Police (ANP). Training and mentoring of the ANP lead us to be able to hand over the lead for security to them which was a major milestone of the operation.

On returning from the tour and after a period of well deserved leave the Battalion conducted homecoming parades back in Scotland followed by us having the honour of being presented with new Colours by HRH Duke of Edinburgh in a parade held at RAF Kinloss in December 2011.