Prince supports Thin Red Line appeal

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A 19th century action in the Crimea immortalised as the Thin Red Line is behind a campaign to preserve a museum.

Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, also known as the Earl of Strathearn in Scotland, has become patron of Thin Red Line Appeal, to secure the future of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Regimental Museum.

The project will enable the museum to be redeveloped to meet the expectation of visitors to one of Scotland’s key heritage sites, and to educate future generations on the remarkable role played by the soldiers of one of Scotland’s great Highland regiments over the past 220 years.

Brigadier Bruce Russell, chairman of the Museum Trust, said: ‘I am delighted that the Earl of Strathearn has given his support and encouragement to this appeal, designed to safeguard the memory of a unique part of the British Army and of the nation’s proud military and cultural heritage.’

Prince William admires an 1881 painting of the action by Robert Gibb. c22tinredline01no

The Argylls parade at Stirling Castle. c22thinredline02no_Argylls at Stirling Castle