The Black Watch

Full Skull Roebuck with The Black Watch cap badge
custom design details

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Like all the military insignia the Black Watch capbadge looks really impressive on the antlers. I had fun doing this guy!
Read on for a breakdown of the insignia components.

– The Star of the Order of the Thistle, Scotland’s highest order of chivalry.

– St Andrew, Scotland’s patron saint, in the centre holding the saltire cross on which he was crucified.

– The Order of the Thistle’s motto – Nemo me impune lacessit (No one provokes me with impunity.)

– The Imperial Crown. Originally mustered in 1739 and named the 42nd (Highland) Regiment. Shortly after, the Black Watch was honoured to be the Royal Highland Regiment from 1758.

– The Sphinx. Awarded as a battle honour for the regiment’s bravery in the Egyptian campaign of 1801.

“The first campaign against Napoleon was in Egypt in 1801 where after a successful assault landing the 42nd (Royal Highland) Regiment fought with great distinction at the Battle of Alexandria, capturing the Colour of Napoleon’s “Invincible” Legion. For its gallantry the Regiment won the honour of bearing the Sphinx on its Colours and badge.” (Black Watch website)

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