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Old 12-11-11, 06:31 PM
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Default SAS Rand Pipe Band

Hope you find this interesting. Not often seen is the glengarry badge of SAS Rand, the pipe band of the SA Navy, based in Johannesburg. See links:1) http://www.navy.mil.za/newnavy/naval...erve_units.htm (2) http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gi...all!/photo.php

On the Facebook link there are 2 pictures of band members in all their Scots regalia.

I am sure Alex will enjoy this. I see there is a "Pipers Project" however not sure how to add the badge to the thread?

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Old 12-11-11, 07:06 PM
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Very cool indeed. Thanks Brian.
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Old 27-11-11, 08:05 AM
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Hi Brian
Yes, very nice. I have the same glengarry in my collection which I acquired when the band closed down a few years ago.
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Alex
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Old 27-11-11, 01:01 PM
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Alex

Do you know how many Naval pipe bands there are/were worldwide?

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Old 27-11-11, 04:39 PM
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Hi Brian
Sorry, no idea, but there can't have been many.
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Old 28-11-11, 01:32 PM
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Incredible just where pipe bands turn up,when trying to find out more about a buttons maufacturer yesterday I came across a web site with information on Irish Pipe bands including those formed by the IRA.

I am always surprised at the countries some of the Pipe Bands who take part in the Edinburgh Tattoo come from.

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Default Which tartan was worn?

Can someone please tell me the tartan the band wore?
Would like to do an illustration for my page.
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Old 07-12-11, 02:03 PM
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Seanus

I have no idea, but check the Facebook link in my first entry, try and get hold of someone who is linked to it.

Or

Maybe Alex Rice can shed some info, he is into the pipe bands historys/tantans etc.

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Old 08-12-11, 02:05 PM
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Hi Guys
The tartan was Royal Stewart.
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Old 08-12-11, 03:49 PM
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Thanks Alex,

Somehow knew you would have the answer to that one!

Brian
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Default Navy Pipe Bands

Brian,
Ref your post 27 November. I have the following Navy and Marines Pipe Bands, most of which do no longer exist:
UK: R.N. HMS Ark Royal
UK: R.N. HMS Caledonia
UK: R.N. HMS Caroline
UK: R.N. HMS Courageous
UK: R.N. HMS Forfar
UK: R.N. HMS Fulmar
UK: R.N. HMS Implacable
UK: R.N. HMS Maidstone
UK: R.N. HMS Neptune
UK: R.N. HMS New Zealand
UK: R.N. HMS Sanderling
UK: R.N. HMS Unicorn
UK: Royal Marines, 42 Commando
UK: Royal Naval Barracks Portsmouth
UK: Royal Naval Division
BR: Corpo de Fuzileiros Navais
CA: R.C.N. HMCS Brunswicker
CA: R.C.N. HMCS Cape Breton
CA: R.C.N. HMCS Naden
CA: R.C.N. Reserve
CO: Cartagena Naval Base
CO: Malaga Naval Base
FR: 3eme Regiment d'Infanterie de Marine
FR: 9eme Brigade Legere Blindee de Marine
FR: Marine Nationale, Bagad de Lann-Bihoue
NZ: Royal New Zealand Navy
OM: Royal Navy of Oman
PK: Navy P.V.T., Faisalabad
US: U.S.N.A., Brigade of Midshipmen
US: Marine Corps, 2nd Infantry Bn (Reserve)
US: Marine Corps, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing
US: Marine Corps, Base Kaneohe Bay
US: Marine Corps, Camp Lejeune
US: Marine Corps, Londonderry
US: Marine Corps, Okinawa
US: Marine Corps, Quantico
ZA: South African Navy Reserve, SAS Rand
I don't know anything about badges; my interest is Pipe Majors.
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Old 17-01-12, 06:08 AM
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Hi Aad
Thanks for the list, that's more than I imagined. Do you know if the RN Division pipe band was the WWI RND?
Thanks. Cheers,
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Alex,
I don't know where I got the information, but searching on google now for "royal naval division pipe band" I found an article by "Marcher" on www.royalmarinesbands.co.uk which mentions: " A brief account in a 1917 copy of 'The Globe and Laurel' refers to a bagpipe band in one of the Royal Naval Division Battalions who were referred to as the 'Bagpipe Marines' ".
So they existed during WW1 but I have no idea when this Pipe Band was established or disbanded.
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Hi Aad
Thanks for that info, I'm sure it would have just been WWI then, as the RND was a WWI raised division.
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