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London Scottish Regiment
« on: Friday 21 December 18 20:38 GMT (UK) »
My Grandfather was started out in the Somerset Light Infantry and ended the war in the London Scottish Regiment. I recalled a photo of him (I dont have it now) that showed a black cat badge on his shoulder. After doing some research recently I found the to be the 56th London Regiment, its Dick Whittingtons cat.
I have found that the London Scottish regiment was actually part of this, so the two do tie together. I do still have his full uniform, Kilt, sporran and all!

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Re: London Scottish Regiment
« Reply #1 on: Friday 21 December 18 21:02 GMT (UK) »
The 56th was a Division,not a regiment.  A division was made up of brigades, brigades made up of battalions of which London Scottish was one.
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Re: London Scottish Regiment
« Reply #2 on: Friday 21 December 18 21:12 GMT (UK) »
Apologies, I did mean to type Division. I have printed out the references I have found. Thanks for the reply.

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Re: London Scottish Regiment
« Reply #3 on: Friday 21 December 18 21:15 GMT (UK) »
Wikipedia also has some good information. Noting that there were 3 battalions raised during WW2.