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ENGLISH DECEPTION
The Scots regiments were not the only ones which used deception to get recruits in the mid-1700s . The 38th Foot, later the South Staffordshire Regiment, dressed one of its recruiting parties up in Black Watch uniforms and sent them around the Highlands. Luckily for the recruits they bumped into some real Black Watch soldiers before they could be paraded with the 38th Foot. The Scots recruits successfully argued that they couldn’t read English and did not realise they had agreed to join the 38th  rather than the Black Watch. All were discharged from the army and promptly re-enlisted into the Black Watch.
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