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The Edinburgh Volunteers

The 80th Regiment of Foot (Royal Edinburgh Volunteers) was a regiment in the British Army from 1778 to 1783. It was formed in Edinburgh, Scotland by letter of service in 1778 for service in North America and sailed to New York commanded by lieutenant-colonel Thomas Dundas in 1779. The regiment then moved to Virginia, where they were captured at the Battle of Yorktown.

The regiment returned to Scotland to be disbanded in 1783 only to be reformed in 1793 as the 80th (Staffordshire Volunteers) Regiment of Foot. A ballad commemorates the regiment's glorious successes against the French and Spanish.