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South African Scots - CD04 figure 19

Post  Sean on Mon 04 May 2009, 10:56 pm

On the page New Page 418 the text is wrong.

It should read:
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Sergeant, Cape Town Highlanders, 1896
Within the Volunteers could be a very social atmosphere, so those who could afford it purchased Mess dress to wear to unit social events.
The Glengarry cap has the unit’s diced band, plume and badge. The latter is attached to the black cloth backing on the left front.
The jacket is standard for the time with stand collar and plain gauntlet cuffs in yellow cloth, as for
the Gordon Highlanders. The cuffs do not have the Officers’ three buttons and piping attached,
but does have silver piping around the collar, silver cords on the shoulders and silver lace rank
chevrons on the right sleeve. It could be closed down the front with hooks and eyes. Under the jacket is worn a tartan waistcoat with silver lace edging. The tartan is at 45 degrees to normal, a standard practice for waistcoats of this type. Under this is worn an evening shirt with black necktie.
The standard kilt is worn with a senior NCO’s sporran, the badger head and white tassels of the
Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders.
Another A&SH item is the hose tops in red and white checks, worn with brogues that have white
metal buckles.

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