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Old 18-02-20, 11:14 AM
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Default Scottish Rifles - project

With many thanks to the forum members who helped with the research - I thought I'd share the finished frame for my Godson's 18th Birthday of his Great Grandfathers medals and insignia. Sadly only one medal ( Victory ) is original to John Bulloch - but I got replacements for the Star and War Medal to the same Regiment. The certificate is also a replacement - but look suitably impressive. I've also put together a 2 page summary of his war service which I've attached to the back of the frame and hopefully his story has been preserved for generations to come. Hope he likes it!
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Old 18-02-20, 11:23 AM
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First class , a great tribute.
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A lovely piece - well done, I am sure he will appreciate it
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But still no nearer understanding the mystery uniform photo ( ie it's not the Scottish Rifles ! )
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A very nice item, hopefully it will be appreciated and handed down through future generations.

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A really great effort. A worthy tribute to his memory!
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Very well done - you should be proud of the finished result.
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Default Help on Scottish Rifles sleeve badges

Another photo of the man has emerged from the family - ( the badge looks more like the Scottish Rifles ) but what are the badges on his sleeve ?
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Service chevron with two wound stripes and - I'm not at all sure - grenade over crossed rifles or just grenade?
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Old 17-04-20, 12:49 AM
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But still no nearer understanding the mystery uniform photo ( ie it's not the Scottish Rifles ! )
That is a nice display, well done.
Can I ask, why do you think it is not Scottish Rifles?
I have a book on the history of The Scottish Rifles and the illustrations in the book are similar to your picture.

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Old 17-04-20, 06:13 AM
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Service chevron with two wound stripes and - I'm not at all sure - grenade over crossed rifles or just grenade?
I reckon Leigh has probably got it, scarlet flame over khaki ball of the bomber's grenade.

I did wonder if it were a dark circle representing brigade or battalion, with a rectangle of company colour below but I think all the Scottish Rifles battalions wore various shapes of Douglas tartan.

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That is a nice display, well done.
Can I ask, why do you think it is not Scottish Rifles?
I have a book on the history of The Scottish Rifles and the illustrations in the book are similar to your picture.

Phil.
The doubt re. identification of the regiment is explained here, where a different photo is shown:
https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/fo...ad.php?t=76068
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I reckon Leigh has probably got it, scarlet flame over khaki ball of the bomber's grenade.

I did wonder if it were a dark circle representing brigade or battalion, with a rectangle of company colour below but I think all the Scottish Rifles battalions wore various shapes of Douglas tartan.

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Yes, it looks like the bombers grenade but that was worn upper right arm.

I may be imagining crossed rifles below the grenade, thinking of the rifle grenadier's grenade over crossed rifles badge which was worn lower left arm.
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