Shocking moment rival soldiers erupt into Scotland v England brawl at army base as tensions boil over into violence

THIS is the moment rival squaddies scrap in a Scotland v England brawl at the UK's largest army base – as bagpipes play in the background.

Footage shows rival soldiers chanting at each other from opposite sides of Catterick Garrison in North Yorkshire before things turn violent.

Soldiers can be heard chanting England's Euro Anthem 'Three Lions (It's Coming Home)' while a piper tries to drown them out from a nearby building.

The clip then cuts to a mass brawl outside the barracks as men wearingkilts and Scotland shirts trade blows with rivals draped in St George's Cross flags.

The British Army has now launched an investigation into the incident at the base, home to thousands of infantry including The Highlanders, 4th Battalion, Royal Regiment of Scotland.

The footage, filmed last week as the Auld Enemy squared off in a crunch Euros match at Wembley, shows around a dozen men, most wearing Scotland strips and kilts, huddle and push each other whilst targeting a lone England supporter.

The man, covered in an England flag, is filmed cradled on the floor as a another kicks him in the back and the stomach. 

The brute then swings and punches him in the face while the man on the floor tries to protect his face.

A piper, who can briefly be seen in one of the shots, continues to play the bagpipes throughout the whole incident.

The initial footage showing the rival sides trying to drown each other out was shared on social media, with the caption “This is brilliant” followed by a thumbs up emoji. 

It has attracted nearly 500 likes and over 280 shares.

Some social media users later took to the clip to share the second scene which captured the base erupting into chaos.

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Dozens of viewers have commented on the footage.

One said: “Something beautiful about bagpipes playing as somebody is getting a kicking.” 

Another wrote: “I was half expecting Mel Gibson to ride out on his horse.”


While a third commented: “Soon as I saw this I knew it was the barracks, mad b******.” 

A British Army spokesman said: "We are aware of an incident last week in Catterick. We will assist with any enquiry.

"If any soldiers have been found to not be meeting our Values & Standards, appropriate disciplinary action will be taken.

"Service Police are investigating and it would be inappropriate to comment any further at this stage.”

A spokesman for the British Army today confirmed that an internal investigation is underway and that civilian police are not involved at the moment. 

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