Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Mark WWI Centenary

Personnel from the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards (Scots DG) have taken part in the 2018 Edinburgh Riding of the Marches to commemorate 100 years since the end of the First World War.

Edinburgh Captain Gary Ulke and Edinburgh Lass Jennifer Caw were escorted by officers of the Scots DG along the Royal Mile cavalcade, who were mounted on traditional grey horses.

Co-founders of The War Horse Memorial also attended the event, along with Alan Carr MBE and Susan Osborne who presented the Lord Provost of Edinburgh with the final of the four bronze horseshoes atop the Mercat Cross.

The three other horseshoes were gifted to the Lord Mayors of Cardiff, London and Belfast.

The presentation remembered the sacrifice that horses of the Scottish Regiments, as well as the personnel who worked with them, gave during World War One.

After journeying through the surrounding countryside, 280 riders continued their journey through Holyrood Park before finally traversing up the Royal Mile, led by pipes and drums and the Rt. Hon. Frank Ross, the City of Edinburgh’s Lord Provost and Lord Lieutenant.

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