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10 thoughts on “ The Kilted Runner - Various - The Scottish Regiments

  1. This observation comes from journalist Paul Cowan in his paperback about Scottish regiments at war. But this is no elongated paean to the glory of our victorious lads surmounting the odds in various parts of the Empire and Europe. This work is very different, for its title is Scottish Military Disasters.
  2. Scottish Regimental Plaid Brooches, Kilt Buckles, Hackles and Insignia – We have a selected a range of vintage, antique and collectible Scottish regimental glengarry badges, regimental officers kilt pins, plaid brooches, belt buckles and regimental sporran cantles.
  3. Jul 11,  · Another thread touched upon the (to me) interesting topic of the dress of the early Victorian (pre) Highland regiments of Scotland. The reorganization of the army produced the familiar five kilted Highland regiments: the Black Watch, The Seaforth Highlanders, the Cameron Highlanders, the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, and the Gordon Highlanders.
  4. Dec 26,  · Lowland regiments (Royal Scots, King's Own Scottish Borderers, Cameronians [not to be confused with the Cameron Highlanders] and Highland Light Infanry [a Lowland regiment, oddly who adopted the kilt in ]) wore trousers, although some battalions (9th Royal Scots and 6th HLI) were 'Highlanders' and therefore kilted.
  5. It has been reported in the press as far back as that there is a shortage of kilts in Scotland's "new super regiment" The Royal Regiment of Scotland. It is claimed that the regiment's five thousand soldiers have only three hundred and twenty kilts between them (if this is true then every fifteen soldiers are sharing one kilt).
  6. Apr 26,  · Kilted regiments were slowly phased out for combat uniforms in the first world war where they proved ineffective at dealing with the conditions of trench warfare as well as leaving soldiers genitals and legs extremely exposed to gas. Some regiment.
  7. Scottish Highland regiments continued to wear kilts into WWI. During WWI the British army as a whole only issued a service uniform a mess uniform (for senior NCOs and officers) and for some regiments a more formal parade uniform (Guardsmen and som.
  8. Perhaps more significantly, they were imbued with a strong Scottish fighting spirit. In all the regiment took part in a mighty 27 campaigns during the four year war, and were one of the most.
  9. The only way for young men to wear the kilt was to join a Scottish regiment, something the British government of the time was actively encouraging. In fact they formed many new Highland regiments, which were sent to fight in North America and India, these different regiments were given their own tartans as a means of identification, and in so.
  10. It's position as a symbol of Scottish culture and national pride, rather than just the traditional Scottish clothing worn by Highland clans, was cemented and continued to grow. Between and , although it was against the law for your average person to wear a kilt, armored regiments in the military were actually encouraged to do so.

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