Battle of Prestonpans 1745

Alan Brecks Celebrate 10 Years in The Pans & Beyond ...

Their Royal Warrant was issued at Palace of Holyroodhouse a decade ago by Bonnie Prince Charlie!

It was always clear from the outset of the Battle Trust that regular re-enactments of the Battle of Prestonpans would be required. To that end a bold initiative was taken honouring the name of Alan Breck who famously changed sides after Prestonpans to join The Prince - the Alan Breck Regiment of Prestonpans Volunteers was established by The Prince's Royal Warrant at Holyrood - in the Conservatory Restaurant to be precise at a Grand Dinner & Ball and displays outwith!

There was re-enactment action shortly after outside Bankton House ...
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Over the decade the Highlanders have charged well and to great effect, today with Gaelic oaths aplenty, but the Redcoats have been admirably represented through the Edinburgh City Guard. [A third Division being the Lothian Levy has also been raised to challenge the English at Pinkie Cleugh re-enactments.]

To celebrate their first decade of growth and development, The Brecks gathered at their ancestral and spiritual home, The Prestoungrange Gothenburg, pictured below:

The Regimental Piper played to great acclaim .... and The Equerry to The City Guard was inducted.

New Colours were presented by the Colonel-in-Chief Martin Margulies [seated], travelling from the US as ever for the annual event - for the Highlanders a reversed Saltire and for the City Guard their remembered colour. [Arran Johnston as The Prince is standing]

Published Date: December 12th 2017


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