Asking the Leader of the House of Commons to join him in marking Formation Day, Paul said:
“Of course, [the Royal Regiment of Scotland] might be relatively new.
“But it’s the most senior regiment of line infantry, combining some illustrious names in the Army’s history.”
The four regular battalions merged into the Royal Regiment of Scotland include the Royal Scots Borderers, Royal Highland Fusiliers, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, and the Highlanders (Seaforth, Gordons and Camerons).
Formation Day in 2006 also saw reserve battalions 51st Highland and 52nd Lowland rolled in.