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Does anyone know what the regiment and or campaign this uniform dates from I think the late 1800s possibly 1870/80

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Dragoon
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Hello,

Regiment is the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders

 

Chris

 

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FROGSMILE
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I agree with Chris, A&SH, the double device collar badge and three lines of white dicing on the glengarry are distinctive.  Not to mention the ‘swinging six’ (tassels) sporran.

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mancpal

So what era is the photo likely to be? It has nothing to do with the uniform but the photo has a turn of the century feel about it to me.

N.B. I know less about photography than I do about uniforms.

 

Simon

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FROGSMILE
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7 hours ago, mancpal said:

So what era is the photo likely to be? It has nothing to do with the uniform but the photo has a turn of the century feel about it to me.

N.B. I know less about photography than I do about uniforms.

 

Simon


He’s simply wearing pre-1914 ‘walking-out-dress’.  Most regular and militia soldiers had a portrait photo taken in that dress almost as a rite of passage.  At the time it was a splendour in clothing that extended beyond anything that they’d ever worn before or were ever likely to wear in the future and played a big part in incentivising young, working class men to enlist.

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