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  1. Pontius Pilate's Bodyguard (Royal Scots) - I understood this nickname came from the period in the early/mid-17th Century when they were hired out by Charles I to the French in their war against the Holy Roman Empire. At that time, they were known as Le Régiment de Douglas (after its Colonel, having previously been called Hepburn's Regiment after its founding Colonel, and in French service as Le Régiment de Hebron) and they had a great rivalry with the oldest French infantry regiment as to which regiment was more senior. According to the French version (which, as a Scot, I find highly spurious
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