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Highland Uniform Details


rgalley
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Not wanting to open up too large a can of worms, I'm wondering if we can build the definitive guide to Highland uniform detailing and the variations by unit that existed. There will have been many variations of what was accepted as the norm given the problems of supply and availability during the war years, but at least if there were an accepted starting point to refer to, that would be useful.

I'm thinking patterns of glengarry, glengarry / balmoral dicing, patterns and colours of hose flashes, tourrie (bobble on top of the hat) colours etc.

Having lit the blue touch paper ... ...!

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Hi Richard,

Here's a link to a comprehensive list of the dicing variants that Joe Sweeney posted sometime back

http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/i...;hl=joe+sweeney

And another one of Joes posts in answer to one of my queries regarding tartan patterns

http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/i...showtopic=96251

Regards

Chris

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Hi Richard,

Here's a link to a comprehensive list of the dicing variants that Joe Sweeney posted sometime back

http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/i...;hl=joe+sweeney

And another one of Joes posts in answer to one of my queries regarding tartan patterns

http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/i...showtopic=96251

Regards

Chris

Off to a flying start, thanks Chris! Only had a quick glance at the links and couldn't see reference to 5th Seaforth, but I've probably just missed it.

On reflection, perhaps I should really have titled this topic KILTED Highland Uniform details?

All the best

Richard

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God! Where do I start? I'm currently dying of some bug, but I'll get back to you asap.

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In truth I can only talk about Gordon Highlanders Glengary Dicing. It may look like red,white and Blue/black. But I was told forcefully by my CSM that Godons dicing was red,white and bottle green. I am also led to believe ( here goes another can of worms) that the ends of the tails on the glengarry were all cut different. ie fishtailed, slanting inwards , slanting outwords.

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I am also led to believe ( here goes another can of worms) that the ends of the tails on the glengarry were all cut different. ie fishtailed, slanting inwards , slanting outwords.

Thanks Trevorl ... glad to see you survived the bug! Glengarry "Rosettes" / bows on top of which the badge is placed are also significant.

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Yes I had forgotten about the rosettes, and me who could bore for England on the Regimental distinctions of the Gordon Highlanders.

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I am English, if the Scots dont mind, I bore for them Too!

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