On 17th January 2019, The Duke of York, Royal Colonel, presented 90 Operational Medals to The Royal Highland Fusiliers, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Scotland at their base at Glencorse Barracks.
His Royal Highness has been Royal Colonel of the Battalion, who are known as the 2 Scots, since it was amalgamated into The Royal Regiment of Scotland (The Scots) in 2006. The Queen is Colonel-in-Chief of The Scots, which consists of four regular and two reserve Battalions.
Prior to 2006, The Duke was Royal Colonel of The Royal Highland Fusiliers – a role which he succeeded from Princess Margaret, who was Royal Colonel 1959-2002.
At the medals Parade, His Royal Highness presented Op Shader medals to Officers and Soldiers who had recently returned from operational deployment. The Duke also inspected the Battalion, which included Regimental Mascot, Shetland Pony Corporal Cruachan IV and the Pipes and Drums of the 2nd Battalion.