19 July 2012

UK In Action: Scots Guards and the Olympic Flame

Olympic fever departed York today, as the torch boards the Scots Guardsman at the National Railway Museum for the final leg of its journey through North Yorkshire. The museum will open its doors early so guests can watch the Olympic torch depart for Thirsk and make its journey through the county passing Northallerton, Aiskew, Bedale, Aysgarth, Leyburn and Richmond. The Catterick-based Scots Guards Regimental Band will be in attendance along with soldiers from 1st Battalion the Scots Guards, who will be wearing their infamous red tunic to support this once in a lifetime event. The Scots Guardsman (train) was built in 1927 and is one of only two remaining of the original 70 LMS Royal Scot Class locomotives built, all of which were named after regiments in the British Army.
img from UK MoD By: Widow 6-7

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