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Old 24-01-21, 04:24 PM
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Default Highland light infantry with tartan

Why wear a tartan backing? Is a TOS badge?
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Old 24-01-21, 05:39 PM
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The tartan backing would have been worn on the Tam O'Shanter. Many Scottish Regiments, even worldwide today, still carry on this practice.

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Old 25-01-21, 10:14 PM
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And how about the piece at the back of the tartan? Just to make more consistent?
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The backing "stiffens" up the tartan so it dosnt fall over the badge. It will also prevent the tartan from fraying. I use iron on repair patches and works quite well.

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