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BLACK WATCH RED HACKLE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1130: tabled on 28 November 2005

Tabled in the 2005-06 session.

This motion has been signed by 21 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House notes with deep concern the decision by the Army Board to renege on the much publicised deal to allow the Black Watch Regiment to continue to wear their iconic Red Hackle emblem at all times following the unwanted merger of all Scottish regiments; further notes that the Red Hackle is a world-renowned icon that has been worn proudly by generations of Black Watch veterans; believes that this move will effectively kill off all sense of individual identity within the new amalgamated regiment; is concerned about the continuing impact on recruitment within the Army in Scotland following the disappearance of any trace of Scotland's historic regiments; and calls on the Government to intervene and honour the deal brokered with the Black Watch.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.