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TITLE
Second Lieutenant
EXTERNAL ID
PAW18869
PLACENAME
N/A
DATE OF IMAGE
1953
PERIOD
1950s
CREATOR
David Whyte Studio
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
21046
KEYWORDS
uniforms
army
jackets
Second Lieutenant

This studio portrait shows an officer of The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders in about 1953. He is wearing the kilt of 79th or Cameron of Erracht tartan, with leather sporran, lovat hose and battle-dress jacket, the daily working dress for officers at the time. The kilt that he is wearing is box-pleated, the pattern issued to soldiers. Officers normally wore a kilt of finer weave, and knife-pleated, but were allowed to wear the soldiers pattern of kilt on the range and for training. The 79th or Cameron of Erracht tartan was designed for the 79th Highlanders when they were raised by Major Alan Cameron of Erracht in 1793. On the amalgamation in 1961 of the Seaforth and The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders, the tartan continued to be worn as the kilt by Pipers, Drummers and Bandsmen of the Queen's Own Highlanders, and as trews by the rest of the Regiment. It is still worn as the kilt by the Pipers and Drummers of The Highlanders, (4th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland).

(This information was kindly supplied by the Regimental Museum of The Highlanders, Fort George).


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Second Lieutenant

1950s

uniforms; army; jackets

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

David Whyte Collection, Highland Photographic Archive

This studio portrait shows an officer of The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders in about 1953. He is wearing the kilt of 79th or Cameron of Erracht tartan, with leather sporran, lovat hose and battle-dress jacket, the daily working dress for officers at the time. The kilt that he is wearing is box-pleated, the pattern issued to soldiers. Officers normally wore a kilt of finer weave, and knife-pleated, but were allowed to wear the soldiers pattern of kilt on the range and for training. The 79th or Cameron of Erracht tartan was designed for the 79th Highlanders when they were raised by Major Alan Cameron of Erracht in 1793. On the amalgamation in 1961 of the Seaforth and The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders, the tartan continued to be worn as the kilt by Pipers, Drummers and Bandsmen of the Queen's Own Highlanders, and as trews by the rest of the Regiment. It is still worn as the kilt by the Pipers and Drummers of The Highlanders, (4th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland). <br /> <br /> (This information was kindly supplied by the Regimental Museum of The Highlanders, Fort George). <br /> <br /> <br /> This image can be purchased.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email the<br /> <a href="mailto: photographic.archive@highlifehighland.com">Highland Photographic Archive</a> quoting the External ID.