Originally Posted by jambo
Sorry Matthew but The Thin Red Line was a heroic action by the brave men of Sutherland Highlanders the 93rd Regiment at the battle of Balaclava. Sorry but it is another proud piece of Scottish history well know to all Scots.
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Sure enough Billy.In point of fact my Uncle (by marriage! and a lovely Guy) a one Tom Dochetry, was in the Argyle and Southern Highlanders in the 60's and fought under Mad Mitch!
had a Large Print of the Action above his Fireplace!
Although the Phrase has been used in other contexts about the entire British army.
Anyhow.... we're Still going to Bash la Bleu!! AND Win the Grand Slam!