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    Liverpool Scottish Balmoral

    Hi folks

    I've got this balmoral bonnet which purports to be from the Liverpool Scottish, it's nicely made, silk lined no dates or makers marks with a little bit of moth.

    My problem is I've never seen one before and have struggled to find photos of this being worn.

    My worry is that this might just be a civvy bonnet that someone has badged up.

    Does anyone out there have any knowledge of these things?
    Cheers
    Sean
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    #2
    The badge is post 1937 but the hat is not the right colour for dark blue WW2 balmorals as shown in these pictures:

    https://www.greatwarforum.org/topic/...anters/page/2/

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      #3
      Paging Mr Brydon..........

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        #4
        Originally posted by sapper533 View Post
        Hi folks

        I've got this balmoral bonnet which purports to be from the Liverpool Scottish, it's nicely made, silk lined no dates or makers marks with a little bit of moth.

        My problem is I've never seen one before and have struggled to find photos of this being worn.

        My worry is that this might just be a civvy bonnet that someone has badged up.

        Does anyone out there have any knowledge of these things?
        Cheers
        Sean
        Hello Sean
        I can’t comment on the bonnet it’s self but as far as I was aware the Liverpool Scottish wore the Forbes tartan behind there cap badge (diagonal white lines etc) so not sure that parts correct with it ??


        Gerard
        Always interested in buying cap badges to the Middlesex Regt-Hertfordshire Regt-The Rifle Brigade

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          #5
          https://houseoflabhran.net/wp-conten...t-for-kilt.jpg

          Here is the hat. It's not military.

          https://houseoflabhran.net/product/d...-ribbon-tails/

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            #6
            Liverpool Scottish (Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders)

            It is WO Pattern 11246/1938, worn between 1938 to 1967 (though the first productions appeared in late 1938 or early '39 - I'll check). It was made by Gaunts and by an anonymous maker - your badge is made by Maker # 2 (not as nice as the Gaunt ones).

            It is known in silver, white metal, chromed WM and in AA.

            I think the Forbes tartan was only used behind the original 1908 Pattern 10th Bn KLR badge. The Cameron version was worn with a blue hackle.
            Last edited by KLR; 12-03-19, 02:01 PM.

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              #7
              That's brilliant ......with what order of dress was it worn, I can imagine it being worn with barrack dress?

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                #8
                The badge was worn with all orders of dress but not on that hat.

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                  #9
                  Why on earth didn't it occur to me to say "paging Mr KLR" as well?

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Alan O View Post
                    The badge was worn with all orders of dress but not on that hat.
                    No it's the hat Im talking about.

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                      #11
                      Can I just clarify......I know the badge is Liverpool Scottish, my question relates to the balmoral bonnet.

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                        #12
                        The head dress itself is certainly not Liverpool Scottish, I think if anything it is either a civilian or commonwealth item.

                        I have added some photo but will try and find some more over the next few days.

                        P.B.
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                          #13
                          Go to the link above and see the shop that sells them.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Alan O View Post
                            Go to the link above and see the shop that sells them.
                            Thanks Alan I already have, mine is almost identical but much older with a bit of moth.

                            I think we now have had the definitive answer that it is not Liverpool Scottish
                            Cheers
                            Sean

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Alan O View Post
                              Go to the link above and see the shop that sells them.
                              Originally posted by Peter Brydon View Post
                              The head dress itself is certainly not Liverpool Scottish, I think if anything it is either a civilian or commonwealth item.

                              I have added some photo but will try and find some more over the next few days.

                              P.B.
                              Thanks Peter, In fact photos of your collection was the first place I looked to see if you had a similar item, it was only when I couldn't see one that my suspicion was aroused....... I thought if Brydon hasn't got one its not LS lol
                              Many thanks
                              Sean

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