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1915 - Church Parade

By Radavik
This is the mottly group called the 'Australian Great War Association'. Basically, an Australian WWI reenactment group, portraying a platoon in the Australian 59th Battalion. This was a ceremonial event where the group provided the guard of honour during a memorial event at St. George's church.

My impression here is a 'Pipe Major' from the 1st Battalion the Black Watch, attached to the Australian 59th Bn. There is a video of the group in action, which will be included in my journal.

My uniform is made up of: Glengarry, SD cutaway jacket, pattern 1908 belt, royal stewart military pattern kilt, brown sporran, khaki hose, red flashes, short puttees, black ammo boots and bagpipes of course.
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Aug 21, 2011, 12:57:19 PM
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Cedlurcer's avatar
If I may ask, are your tunics this pattern [link] or this one [link] ?
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The tunics our AIF lads wear are the greener tunic rather than the brown ones. I am the only exception.
Cedlurcer's avatar
That's what I thought, thank you.
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Aellostriker2's avatar
some English troops & a QA nun.
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GeneralVyse's avatar
Looks pretty good Casey, but Why a Stewart Kilt as you say?
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Pipers of the Black Watch (and all other royal Scots regiments, like the Scots Guards, Royal Scots and Royal Scots Dragoon Guards) wear the royal tartan as a tribute to Queen Victoria who authorised the uniform change, and the tradition continued to honour every monarch by wearing the royal tartan. It is only pipers that get the honour of doing so, not drummers, not soldiers and not officers. They would all simply wear their regimental tartan. I quite like the idea.
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