Formed in 1625 as John Hepburn’s Regiment serving in Denmark and Sweden as part of the Green or Scots Brigade. Renamed in 1633 as the Royal Regiment of Foot as a Scottish regiment for King Charles I’s Scottish coronation. In French service from 1635 to 1662 as Regiment de Hebron [Hepburn], Regiment de Douglas and Regiment de Dumbarton.
Ranked as 1st regiment of foot on transfer to English service in 1662 but returned to 5 years’ French service later the same year. In English service during the closing stages of Second Anglo-Dutch War, returning to French service in 1667.
1678 returned to English Establishment.
1. (1625 - 1751)
2. (1686 - 1751)
Royal Scots Regimental Museum
Edinburgh EH1 2YT