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    King's African Rifles

    Whilst browsing google tonight for information on the old Rhodesian African Rifles, I came across this picture:




    The kilt, in dark green, judging from the illustration, is said to have been introduced in the Drums and Bugles of the 4th Battalion in 1917, when a number of British officers, of Scottish heritage, were attached.

    -- http://www.chakoten.dk/cgi-bin/fm.cgi?n=855

    I also found this:

    http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/...32434474QzaNgg

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    WOW - historical precedent for the wearing of a fez with the kilt.

    Good find Todd.

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    I just found the source, Military Uniforms of Britain and the Empire via our statewide library catalog. I'm ordering it right now to see what else it may say about the KAR and kilts.

    T.

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    Now that is one smart looking outfit!

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    Good article Todd. Thank you.
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    Wasn't Idi AMin associated with this regiment in his youth? Thus his affinity for wearing a kilt?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NorCalPiper View Post
    Wasn't Idi AMin associated with this regiment in his youth? Thus his affinity for wearing a kilt?
    Plus ten for observation, Josh!

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    I just received Barnes's Military Uniforms of Britain & The Empire; the plate is from this particular book, and the accompanying text doesn't have much to add, save that many officers from the 4th KAR were seconded from Highland regiments, and that the Battalion itself was said to have adopted the kilt in 1917. At the time of publication (1960), only the band wore the kilt.

    T.

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