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ROYAL REVIEW
Several years after the Royal Scots Greys fought at Ramillies in 1706 the regiment put on a display of its skills in London’s Hyde Park for King George II and a French prince. The Greys were one the British king’s favourite regiments and he asked the Frenchman if he had ever seen such a fine body of men. The prince, flushed with national pride, could not help replying “They are a fine corps indeed; but I think inferior to the Gens d’Armes, which perhaps your majesty has never seen.”
King George had indeed never seen the elite French cavalrymen but he knew the Greys had routed them at Ramillies and he immediately snapped back “No, but my Scots Greys have!”

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