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Old 13-04-20, 10:35 PM
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To while away the time, I have decided to present some badges in situ from some of my uniform collection. I always like to see insignia worn as intended. Please forgive my horrid photography!
I would certainly encourage others to participate as well.
To start off, this uniform belonged to Lt. Col. Lord William Montague Douglas Scott MC 10th Royal Hussars, later MP for Roxburgh and Selkirk, succeeding his older brother the 8th Duke of Buccleuch and Queensbury who resigned due some unfortunate German connection.
The ribbon bars indicate a distinguished service with the regiment in WW1 (I don't know the action that resulted in the MC; if anyone could research this ) and as Captain commanding the squadron the King's escort returning from Belfast by train when it was bombed by Sinn Fein terrorists killing four men and thirty horses in 1921.
The 10th, like the KRRC, always had an exceptionally large percentage of aristocratic officers and their mess bills reflected this!
I like the very light toned bronze collar badges and officer pattern shoulder titles.
The cap badge is silver and gilt with some quite visible polishing wear. I have not removed to see whether it has markings, as it is quite tightly affixed.
Always loved the ball buttons worn by Hussar regiments.

CB

PS, for interest, his father, the 7th Duke, was a close chum the King and William was a page boy at the corronation. He was also ADC to the Governor General of Canada in the 1920s and subsequently served in WW2 in Italy.
His sister was Alice, Duchess of Gloucester.
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Old 14-04-20, 12:05 AM
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Thanks for sharing your treasures, CB.
Great pictures.
Cheers, John
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Very nice, thanks for sharing.

My lot (Essex Yeo) served alongside them in the Great War in the 8th Cavalry Bde. Major Whitmore from the Essex was later to command the 10th Royal Hussars when the EY was broken up in April 1918, a rare honour for a territorial officer especially with such a prestigious unit as the 10th.

Whitmore's history of the two units has 2/Lt Lord Scott joining the regiment on 24th May 1915, so just missing the tumultuous action for both units at Frezenberg on 13-14th May.

I can't tell you what his MID and MC were for but I can say the when - awarded on 7/4/1918 and 5/5/1918 respectively according to his book.

Another anecdote from Whitmore; he, Scott and others celebrated with a regimental Old Etonians dinner party in the field on 4th June. While at war, as you do!
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Hey CB

That's a great uniform and great provenance. Thanks for sharing.

G'day Mike, keep your head down.

Regards

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very nice uniform.

I also collect badges but do like to see them in situ if possible, though uniform items do take up a lot of space.
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Very nice, thanks for sharing.

My lot (Essex Yeo) served alongside them in the Great War in the 8th Cavalry Bde. Major Whitmore from the Essex was later to command the 10th Royal Hussars when the EY was broken up in April 1918, a rare honour for a territorial officer especially with such a prestigious unit as the 10th.

Whitmore's history of the two units has 2/Lt Lord Scott joining the regiment on 24th May 1915, so just missing the tumultuous action for both units at Frezenberg on 13-14th May.

I can't tell you what his MID and MC were for but I can say the when - awarded on 7/4/1918 and 5/5/1918 respectively according to his book.

Another anecdote from Whitmore; he, Scott and others celebrated with a regimental Old Etonians dinner party in the field on 4th June. While at war, as you do!
Thanks much for the extra information. I have never been able to find out just what MID and MC were for. Both at the end of the war.
Do you have some of Whitmore's uniforms and insignia?

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Phil, yes keeping safe - you too!

CB, my pleasure.

I do have some nice, named uniforms for the EIY and EY but also none for Whitmore, though I do have some of his metal badges.

His medals are now held and displayed at the regimental musem in Chelmsford.
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For further interest, there is a photo of Lt. Col. Whitmore on the web which shows him wearing a silver/gilt badge on his OSD service cap.
I have often wondered why the badge of Lord Scott's cap was not the expected bronze, but apparently the regiment did not wear, or changed at some time, the badge for OSD to silver/gilt.

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