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Old 27-03-20, 02:57 PM
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Default Glasgow Highlanders: clunker or cool?

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Opinions on this one?
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Old 27-03-20, 02:58 PM
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Old 27-03-20, 03:22 PM
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Seems to have had a brooch pin at some time.
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Old 27-03-20, 03:43 PM
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or lugs? Idk, there was just enough *weird* going on to make me post it...
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It appears too small to have been used as a cap badge. I think a sweetheart also.

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Old 27-03-20, 06:33 PM
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Sporran badge ?

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Sporran badge ?

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Apparently not. They wore the same Sporran and badge as the Black Watch.

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Old 27-03-20, 11:31 PM
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It’s an officers’ collar badge for the 9th HLI TF. Solid backs are quite typical of the generally better quality of collar badge for officers and you can see where the loops were. Unlike the Black Watch, 9th HLI officers wore a smaller version of their bonnet badge. Quite a rare badge given the likely numbers ever made. As for the slider there was a tradition in many of the Scottish line regiments, including some of the Highlanders, that the Adjutant wore a peaked forage cap with a smaller version of the regimental badge when dressed in the frock coat, or later the blue patrol jacket, both with trews. I suspect it’s not impossible that that’s what we see here, having been converted from loops to slider to fit the cap. It was a hangover from the old round forage cap worn from 1880 until 1902. The practice ceased between the two World wars.
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Old 28-03-20, 01:20 AM
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Well, that just made the day a little more interesting! Thanks Toby!
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Well, that just made the day a little more interesting! Thanks Toby!
Glad to help Mark, I think we might have communicated in the old Victorian Wars Forum, where I posted as ‘Frogsmile’.

NB. I forgot to mention that Adjutants of TF battalions were appointments for regular army officers on attachment, including 2nd and 3rd line units. During WW1 they were often officers who had been wounded. Their roles, dress and protocols were the same as their regular unit counterparts and on the home establishment daily dress in barracks was either frock coat or blue patrol jacket..

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oh yeah Toby... I remember!! Legendary conversations occurred on that forum!

Definitely appreciate the input! Badge measures 1.58 north/south, 1.50 east/west (inches). Will take better pics when it arrives!
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oh yeah Toby... I remember!! Legendary conversations occurred on that forum!

Definitely appreciate the input! Badge measures 1.58 north/south, 1.50 east/west (inches). Will take better pics when it arrives!
Although the resolution is not perfect, the badge can be seen in wear in the first image above of a 9th HLI Officer in SD. The scale of the badge is apparent.
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