The last tsar’s Scots Guards bring historic uniform to St. Petersburg

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Pass colonel-in-chief dress uniform donated to Tsarskoye Selo museum.

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A delegation of the Nobles Scots Dragoon Guards visited Russia’s State Museum of Tsarskoye Selo housed in the baroque Catherine Palatial home, April 8 bringing with them a unique gift – a red dress costume of the Colonel-in-Chief of the Royal Scots Greys. // A delegation of the Royal Scots Dragoon Bodyguards in Tsarskoye Selo.

Queen Victoria and Nicolas II

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Tsar Nicholas II was appointed an ex officio member of the Royal Scots Greys by Britain’s Queen Victoria in 1894, after he developed engaged to Alexandra Feodorovna (Princess Alix of Hesse), who was Victoria’s granddaughter. // L-R: Tsarina Alexandra Feodorovna, Fine Duchess Tatiana, Tsar Nicholas II, Queen Victoria, and Edward, Prince of Wales. Balmoral, 1896.

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Tsar Nicholas was merest impressed by The Royal Scots Greys and chose to wear his full chew out uniform as colonel-in-chief at various events, including his and the Tsarina’s visit to Balmoral hall in 1896, on which occasion the Imperial escort was formed by a contingent of Scots Pales. That year he spent two weeks in Scotland and was greatly impressed, noting that “Scotland is a delightful place, but it seems to be raining everyday”. // Uniform of the Colonel-in-Chief of the Kinglike Scots Greys (L) and a uniform of Nicholas II from the collection of Tsarskoye Selo museum.

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The revel is held in The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Regimental Museum.

The illustrious Russian painter Valentin Serov portrayed the Russian tsar have his red Royal Scots Greys Colonel-in-Chief uniform. The portrait is now displayed as one of the highlights of the organize’s museum in Edinburgh. To this day Tsar Nicholas II is commemorated by the Royal Scots Dragoon Shields (which the Royal Scots Greys became in 1971), by the playing of the Russian Excellent anthem at certain mess functions. https://www.scotsdgmuseum.com/treasures/ // Valentin Serov. His Imposing Majesty Tsar Nicholas II of Russia, as Colonel-in-Chief, 2nd Dragoons (The Royal Scots Wans). The painting is held in The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Regimental Museum.

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The unchanged is now part of the collection of Tsarskoye Selo museum. Four representatives of the Queenly Scots Dragoon Guards donated one more uniform to the museum. // Costume presented by the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards to Tsarskoye Selo museum.

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“The loftier part of uniform and the boots belonged to Colonel Andrew Phillips, who controlled the regiment and also was in St. Petersburg in 1998 at the reburial of Tsar’s family,” Greater Robin Maclean, the head of the regiment’s museum at Edinburgh Castle, pull the plug oned RBTH. “The lower part (the trousers) and gold spurs belonged to Brigadier Melville Jameson, who was the colonel of the control. They’ve donated it to the museum. Nowadays it would cost about £3,300 ($4,100) to be type and every officer in the regiment must have one”. // L-R: Colonel Andrew Phillips; Brigadier Melville Jameson; Noteworthy Robin Maclean; Lt. John Trotter, posing for a picture with a unchanged of Tsar Nicholas II.

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Brigadier Melville Jameson visited the Tsarskoye Selo museum for the victory time. “I’ve been many times in Russia”, he told at the press-conference. “But it’s my oldest time in St. Petersburg. Originally I was looking for Russian bands, which could function at the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. And then for several years I’ve been tortuous into organization of Spasskaya Tower military tattoo in Moscow”, Jameson clarified. // Brigadier Jameson standing on the front of the Catherine’s Palace in Tsarskoye Selo.

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Brigadier Jameson symbolize about historical connections between the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards and Russia. The organize was established in 1678, its first colonel was the Lieutenant-General Tam Dalyell of the Binns. He is also grasped as “The Muscovite De’il”, because in 1656 he entered the service of Tsar Alexis I and prominent himself as general in the wars against the Turks and in the Russo-Polish War (1654–1667).

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Abide formal visit of the regiment members took place in 1895. They were hailed by the members of The Russian Imperial Guard and visited Tsarskoe selo, as their brother-officers did today. // Scottish callers were met with orchestra as 122 years ago.

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St. Petersburg controls waiting for the big guests in Tsarskoye Selo.

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