We have several links with “the regiment.” Not least the fact that “our lot” took over all their foreign embassy duties. ‘Nuff said.

Sis-in-law got married in the church in Stirling Lines and we all got to spend two days and a night there. Ask anyone in the family and … oh, never mind.

I’ve been researching documents. The sewing is on hold for now. Too much maths for my one leetle grey cell!

I’m just making connections between the S.A.S. and Tartaria. As I do :o)


In the XVIII century there existed another ‘Tartar’ state – the Independent Tartary with its capital in Samarkand [1118], v.2, p.682-684. It was another large ‘splinter’ of Russia-Horde. Unlike Moscow Tartary, the fate of this state is known. It was conquered by the Romanovs in the middle of the XIX century. Samarkand, the capital of the Independent Tartary, was seized by the Romanovs army in 1868 [183], part 3, p.309.


The connection? A poem from 1913

“We are the Pilgrims, master; we shall go
Always a little further; it may be
Beyond that last blue mountain barred with snow 
Across that angry or that glimmering sea…”