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BLACK WATCH RED GIMENT.

WHO nose what these troops are up to?

They're ready for action in Afghanistan this month but they can still see the funny side of life.

More than 400 members of The Black Watch, 3rd Battalion the Royal Regiment of Scotland (3 SCOTS),got into the swing of Red Nose Day.

And that meant adding a Comic Relief red nose yesterday to the famous red hackle which has seen action across the globe.

The soldiers - based at Fort George, near Inverness - were having their official photograph taken before they leave for their seven-month tour of Afghanistan. They've spent the last three weeks raising cash for the Army Benevolent Fund.

But they still found time to support Comic Relief.

Commanding officer Lieutenant Colonel Stephen Cartwright said: "We have been so overwhelmed by the support for our effort that we just wanted to give something back."

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BERET FUNNY: The massed ranks of soldiers get into the spirit of Comic Relief for the official photo
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Publication:Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Mar 13, 2009
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