Black Watch prepare for Great War Centenary
A statue of a Black Watch soldier is to be erected in Belgium to commemorate the more than 8000 officers and soldiers who died in the costliest chapter of the world-famous regiment’s history.
It will also pay tribute to more than 20,000 who were wounded in the First World War.
The unveiling of the larger-than-life bronze statue at Black Watch Corner near Ypres in the spring of 2014 will mark the start of four years of commemorative events recalling the sacrifices of all who fought in the war.
The erection of this statue, and the pilgrimage by Black Watch veterans and serving soldiers to the Flanders site that proved to be a pivotal battleground in 1914, will be the first Scottish event in the worldwide Great War centenary commemorations.