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Union Division is a nod to history

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The British Army has been reorganised on countless occasions but, while old administrative units are disbanded and new ones created, its sense of history remains a constant. The army values its traditions for these form a much-prized "golden thread" linking today's soldiers with their forebears of battlefields lost and won long ago.

As an example of this: the 1st battalion of the Royal Regiment of Scotland, the Royal Scots Borderers, for instance, still sport roses on August 1 each year, commemorating the role played by 25th regiment of foot — later the Kings Own Scottish Borderers — at the Battle of Minden in 1759. From such threads is a tapestry of history woven.

The latest restructuring sees the army's infantry battalions gathered into four divisions

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