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Officers Badges - The Feathers


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Help and Information required please. Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, The Duke of Albany's) 5th (The Sutherland and Caithness Highland) Battalion. Officers of this Bn. wear feathers (1 to 4) as cap and rank badges. I posses a complete set but they are in what I call German Silver and I was told they were purchased by Battalion Officers privately. Any help would be appreciated.

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As British officers purchased all their uniform items privately that would also apply to the cap badges you mention.

Interestingly, I own a glengarry that belonged to Lt. Col. JJ Davidson who commanded the 5th Seaforth. Its badge made by Wm Anderson & Sons has no feathers. I suspect that some 5th Seaforth officers wore the plainer badge in the field to avoid being so conspicuous.

I would be interested in photos of your badges should you care to post them.

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As British officers purchased all their uniform items privately that would also apply to the cap badges you mention.

Interestingly, I own a glengarry that belonged to Lt. Col. JJ Davidson who commanded the 5th Seaforth. Its badge made by Wm Anderson & Sons has no feathers. I suspect that some 5th Seaforth officers wore the plainer badge in the field to avoid being so conspicuous.

I would be interested in photos of your badges should you care to post them.

My thanks. Your badge would be the cat-a-mountain in either a strap or a circlet. I will try and get the feathers photographed.

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My thanks. Your badge would be the cat-a-mountain in either a strap or a circlet. I will try and get the feathers photographed.

Correct. See below. Look forward to seeing your badges.

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My sincere thanks to gordon92 for information

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