21st (Royal Scots Fusiliers) Regiment of Foot
United Kingdom
1678.09.23 Earl of Mar's Regiment of Foot
also known until 1751 by the names of twelve other colonels
1685 Scots Fuzileers
1688.03.01 placed on English Establishment; ranked as 21st Foot
1707 North British Fuzileers
1713 Royal North British Fuzileers
1751.07.01 21st Regiment of Foot (Royal North British Fuzileers)
1877.04.03 21st (Royal Scots Fusiliers) Regiment of Foot
1881.07.01 The Royal Scots Fusiliers
reorganised as the county regiment of Ayrshire, Dumfries-shire, Kircudbrightshire Wigtownshire, Roxburghshire and Selkirkshire, encompassing also its Militia and infantry volunteers


Blenheim, Ramillies, Oudenarde, Malplaquet, Dettingen, Bellisle, Martinique 1794, Bladensburg, Alma, Inkerman, Sevastopol, South Africa 1879,
Uniform: coat: scarlet, lapels and cuffs: blue, turnbacks: blue, lacings: white with one yellow and one blue zigzag line
1678.09.23 Col. Charles (Erskine), 5th Earl of Mar (Lord Erskine)
1686.07.29 Col. Thomas Buchan
1689.03.01 Brig-Gen. Francis Fergus O'Farrell
1695.11.13 Col. Hon. Robert Mackay
1697.01.01 Col. Archibald Row
1704.08.25 Brig-Gen. John (Mordaunt), Viscount Mordaunt [also 28th Foot]
1706.06.26 Maj-Gen. Sampson de Lalo [also 28th Foot]
1709.09.04 Brig-Gen. John (Mordaunt), Viscount Mordaunt [reappointed]
1710.05.01 Lt-Gen. Thomas Meredith [cashiered 1710; also 20th Foot, 37th Foot]
1710.12.08 Maj-Gen. Charles (Boyle), 4th Earl of Orrery, KT [also Orrery's Foot(1), Orrery's Foot(2)]
1716.07.12 Lt-Gen. George Maccartney [also 7th Horse, Maccartney's Foot(1), Maccartney's Foot(2)]
1727.03.09 Maj-Gen. Sir James Wood, Bt. [also Wood's Foot]
1738.11.01 Gen. John (Campbell), 4th Duke of Argyll, KT [also 39th Foot]
1752.04.29 Gen. William (Maule), 1st Earl of Panmure [also 25th Foot]
1770.11.10 Lt-Gen. Hon. Alexander Mackay [also 65th Foot, 122nd Foot [1762-64, 1794-96]
1789.06.05 Gen. Hon. James Murray [also 13th Foot, 2nd Bn 60th Foot]
1794.06.20 Gen. James Inglis Hamilton [also 15th Foot, 113th Foot [1761-63]
1803.08.06 Gen. Hon. William Gordon of Fyvie [also 7th Foot, 4th Bn 60th Foot, 71st Foot, 81st Foot (Aberdeenshire) [1777-83, 1794-95]
1816.06.01 Gen. James Ochonacar (Forbes), 17th Baron Forbes [also 54th Foot]
1843.05.31 Gen. Sir Frederick Adam, GCB, GCMG [also 57th Foot, 73rd Foot; Gov. Madras 1832-37]
1853.08.29 Gen. Sir George de Lacey Evans, GCB
1870.01.10 Gen. Sir Frederick William Hamilton. KCB
Mottos: Hon Soit Qui Mal y Pense
Nicknames: The Earl of Mar's Greybreeks, The Fusil Jocks
Marches: The British Grenadiers, The Garb of Old Gaul
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