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    Kilt with blue patrol jacket?

    Hello,

    I was wondering if there is any any proof of ww1-ww2 highland officers wearing a kilt in combination with the blue patrol tunic/jacket?
    I have seen a lot of trews, and know this would be the official regulation.

    Thanks in advance!
    greetings rene
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    This has been discussed before - Blue Patrol Jacket.

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    Thanks for your reply!

    I was familiar with the thread, but it has since closed. So here's another try, maybe there is more evidence by now...

    The thread is also mainly about the non-military version of the blue tunic or past 1945.
    I am especially interested in the military form, specifically of the period ww1-ww2.
    Most of the photos also have since disappeared from the thread. Reference is also made to, for example, Gordon Walker, but then we are talking about the 90s.

    There is still a specific thing that you would like to know, such as:
    48HofC's says: Highland regiments wear blue patrols with kilts or trews, not just trews. Depending on the specific regiment it changes with battalion dress orders.
    I would like to know which specific (Canadian) highland regiments wore kilts or where the dress orders can be found?

    And any photo of (Canadian) highlander from the period ww1-ww2 wearing a blue patrol jacket and a kilt would be welcome!

    Greetings rene

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    About Canadian, or other Dominions, traditions I know nothing except what I've read in Barnes, published in the early 1950s.

    In the British military Patrol jackets were repeatedly banned by regulations but were exceptionally popular with officers, who purchased their uniforms privately.

    Officers had numerous forms of dress as can be seen here. Generally officers were mounted in the old days and only wore kilts with a couple orders of dress. Blue Patrols were worn with trews as you see.



    So yes I've seen modern army pipers wearing Blue Patrols with kilts, keeping in mind that the ones I've seen have generally been Pipe Majors of officer rank.

    Here is Captain Gavin Stoddart.



    Note that in certain modes of dress officers wore dirks with Patrols, which however were worn without waistbelts, the dirk being suspended by internal means.

    There's a thing in the Victorian Highland regiments, and perhaps persisting today, where senior sergeants' uniforms follow officers' patterns in some ways. Since Pipe Majors can vary in rank, I think in some cases the Pipe Majors seen wearing Blue Patrols are below officer rank.
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    I think it's a long time since officers purchased their own uniforms.

    Alan

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    Just to expand on OC's point, in the uniform regulations of the RROS - RSM's [Regimental Sergeant Majors] are allowed to don the patrol blue jacket.

    https://www.electricscotland.com/his...nsHandBook.pdf look at page 54-55 for further explanation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neloon View Post
    I think it's a long time since officers purchased their own uniforms.

    Alan
    In total, yes, but until fairly recently an officer still purchased their Service Dress, and still has to purchase their Mess Dress.

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