Episode 4

In the Highest Tradition Episode 4 of 6

First transmitted in 1989, this is the fourth in a six-part series which delves into the world of regimental tradition. It looks at the illustrious history of the Royal Scots Greys with an account of how a French Imperial Eagle was won at Waterloo, and covers the tragic events of the Charge of the Light Brigade, the origins of the Victoria Cross and follows the transition from horse to the tank.

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29 minutes

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Mon 27 Nov 1989 20:00
BBC Two except East, South East, Yorkshire

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Role Contributor
NarratorIan Wooldridge
WriterIan Wooldridge
ProducerMichael Begg

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