Jacobite night march re-enacted

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A re-creation of a Jacobite night march of 265 years ago has been completed by Reservists as part of their training for deployment to Afghanistan.

The original march of 15 April 1746 from Culloden was aborted short of its target on the outskirts of Nairn.

Bonnie Prince Charlie’s forces were defeated at Culloden the next day.

The modern day version, christened ‘Exercise Jacobite Trail’ saw participation from Members of a Highlands-based TA infantry company and Royal Marine Reserves.

Some among the 24 soldiers and commandos have been preparing for deployment to Afghanistan.

By the end of the march, the majority had not slept for 24 hours.{jcomments on}