The Queen at The Royal Scots Dragoons Guards Tercentenary Parade, Edinburgh, 1978
Photograph, Scotland, 1978.
The Royal Scots Dragoons Guards is the senior Scottish regiment, tracing its lineage back to the 17th century. On 6 July 1978 the regiment celebrated its 300th anniversary. The Queen, as colonel-in-chief, reviewed the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards in Holyrood Park and earlier in the day, The Duke of Kent, a serving officer in the regiment, laid a wreath at the Regimental War Memorial in Princes Street Gardens. He then took the salute at a parade that included soldiers on grey horses, Chieftain tanks, armoured cars and many other vehicles. Over 20,000 people lined Princes Street to watch.
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