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Old 25-05-19, 10:29 AM
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1st Bn Black Watch Aldershot 1913.
Wearing wings, pipers dirk, kilt pin, QVC belt clasp and regimental buttons.
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Old 26-05-19, 11:07 PM
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Great shot. I do not believe those are regimental buttons however, but are the standard OR pattern with the Royal Arms.
He appears to be quite a wee fellow!
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Old 27-05-19, 01:03 PM
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Hi CB, I've looked long and hard with an eyeglass at those buttons. At first I convinced myself, now I'm not so sure!
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Old 27-05-19, 03:47 PM
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I can see "crown and inch" on the collar, but nowhere else. I would have expected it on sleeves and cuff ....... Is the garment perhaps not the equivalent of the scarlet tunic, but is a "second" garment, above the frock equivalent?
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Old 27-05-19, 04:28 PM
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The Royal Highlanders regimental button was engraved style with no border, not a raised design like these. Also, I note tape along the sleeve seam which is very dark, not the white background I would expect. I think old photography may be playing some tricks to our eyes here.

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Old 27-05-19, 05:00 PM
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CB,
The tape on the sleeve could be where drummers lace has been removed?
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Old 27-05-19, 08:45 PM
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The Royal Highlanders regimental button was engraved style with no border, not a raised design like these. Also, I note tape along the sleeve seam which is very dark, not the white background I would expect. I think old photography may be playing some tricks to our eyes here.

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If the photographic film were ortho [almost certainly], then white is rendered white, and red is rendered black.
The collar tape/ piping is as one would expect.
In those distant days of full dress, it was not uncommon to have a second full-dress uniform, part-worn, available. Foot Guards bands had three!
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