Prince supports Thin Red Line appeal

Photo Caption:- Prince William next to the famous "Thin Red Line" paiting at the Museum of The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders at Stirling Castle today. PRINCE WILLIAM VISITS STIRLING CASTLE, AS PATRON OF THE THIN RED LINE APPEAL The Duke of Cambridge, 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 ScotlandÕs key heritage sites, and to educate future generations on the remarkable role played by the soldiers of one of ScotlandÕs great Highland Regiments over the last 220 years. Brigadier Bruce Russell, the Chairman of the Museum Trust said: ÒI am delighted that The Duke of Cambridge, 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 nationÕs proud military and cultural heritage.Ó

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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