Piper Kenneth MacKay of the 79th Cameron Highlanders at the Battle of Waterloo, 1815. In the heat of battle, Piper MacKay stepped from the protection of the ranks and began to play, Cogadh no Sith (War or Peace). He was later presented a set of silver mounted pipes by the King for his act of bravery.
5 SCOTS Soldier with Bayonet Fixed on Parade in Dumbarton, Scotland
A soldier's bayonet glistens in the rain during a homecoming parade for The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, 5th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland (5 SCOTS) parade in Dumbarton, Scotland. Soldiers of 5 SCOTS paraded through a very wet Dumbarton following their emotional homecoming from an operational tour in Afghanistan. Photographer: Mark Owens