Runner from Scots - Balaklava Company
Balaklava Company (5 SCOTS) is an independent rifle company of The Royal Regiment of Scotland employed in the Air Assault role within 16 Air Assault Brigade. Balaklava Company was formed in June 2013 when 5 SCOTS was re-organised in accordance with the Army 2020 structural changes. 5 SCOTS has a distinguished history dating back to 1794: the battalion was formed of two Highland Regiments, the 91st Argyllshire Highlanders and the 93rd Sutherland Highlanders. Both were successful and renowned in their own rights with the 93rd in particular gaining fame as the 'Thin Red Line' at Balaklava during the Crimean War and winning six Victoria Crosses in one day at Lucknow during the Indian Mutiny.