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Old 07-10-08, 08:34 AM
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Hi everyone. Just a small query for anyone who might be able to help :
Was a khaki glengarry cap ever issued (either WW1 or WW2) ? I ask because I have recently seen a photo published in one of those "ancestry research" magazines (sorry I can't remember which) that shows an officer of the A&SH. He is wearing what appears to be a khaki glengarry with a khaki torrie..and even the diced-band is khaki and white squares !? Curiously tho' the badge is the large white-metal/ silver. Any comments ? Jeff

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Old 07-10-08, 10:38 AM
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hi,
I don't think scottish unit had the Kakhi glengarry but What is for sure is that the canadian scottish regiment could wear it.
I have an early post war (1919- if I remember well) showing a man wearing it.
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Old 07-10-08, 10:39 AM
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By post war I mean post war book!!!!
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Old 07-10-08, 10:48 AM
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There is one shown on this very good website:

http://www.kaisersbunker.com/cef/headgear
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Old 07-10-08, 01:03 PM
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Default Khaki Glengarry

Hi Pierre. Thanks for that. Very interesting item there. Yes, I was not sure if the photo of the guy in the A&SH was just a sepia toning, or someone trying to colour an old B&W photo and getting it wrong ! But your Canadian glengarry cap is most unusual and interesting. I note that the badge looked brass or bronze. As an offshoot, I wonder if the A&SH officers used an SD version of the familiar badge ?? This enquiry looks like it could get quite involved. Thanks again Jeff

PS I have just visited the excellent web site you mentioned above..a really excellent source of useful information. Thanks for the tip Jeff

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Well, I dont know for sure if there was ever a khaki issue Glen for the Imperial Scottish troops as the Canadians appear to have had. I have never seen one. One thing for sure is the A&SH never had a bronzed osd cap badge.

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See "The Canandian Army at War" by Mike Chappell ( Osprey- Men at Arms series) Plate C No1.
The description says"Sergeant 73rd Battalion CEF 1915 " Shortages of regulation clothing in the early months of the war led to the adoption of a "khaki" tartan by certain units of the Royal Highlanders of Canada, seen here is an NCO of the 73rd battalion with both kilt and glengarry made up of this material......."

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Besides the photograph posted on http://www.kaisersbunker.com/cef/headgear, are there any other known WW I photographs which show the kakhi glengarry being worn?
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