7th March 05, 12:23 AM
what i´ve seen on ebay ;)
7th March 05, 12:35 AM
It's an interesting piece. I'll be interested to see what Todd, Matt, Hamish, or any of the other more knowlegable members of the board have to say about its origins.
Are you bidding on it?
7th March 05, 04:14 AM
1. Nice looking badge!
2. It doesn't look like any Scottish military badge I have ever seen, but...
3. I'm no expert in military uniforms, so it could very well be legit.
I have a chart at work showing all the badges of the various Scottish regiments and I can check it in a few hours when I get in, but since many of the regiments have changed their badges over the years, and this is supposed to be a vintage peice, it may not be on my chart to begin with.
7th March 05, 04:28 AM
Looks like the original XMarks kilt pin!
10 years full time kilted.
7th March 05, 04:52 AM
A very murky area, for there are many unrecorded badges of volunteer-fencible units: and even some bns from WW1 which retained unique badges though listed as a bn of this or that regiment, so did not in fact wear the badge of their parent unit.
To illustrate this, the London Scottish were for a long time listed as a bn of the MX Regt.
Too one cannot ignore some of the oddities thrown up by the colonies-such as a kilted bn of the WAFF.
It can get even murkier as some organisations such as the Boys Brigade-called themselves bns-and by inference a bn needs a parent regiment!
7th March 05, 05:52 AM
I have seen this same item on eBay a few times before (twice in the last year). I am not sure if it is the same seller, and I recall the last one was a bit more polished. But, I do recall the description indicated that this was a Volunteer Unit of some type (Highland Reservers?) from Scotland. Hope this helps some.
[i]"Not a drum was heard, not a funeral note,
As his corse to the rampart we hurried,
Not a soldier discharged his farewell shot,
O'er the grave where our hero we buried."[/i]
[b][i]- The Burial of Scotsmen Sir John Moore[/i][/b]
7th March 05, 05:59 AM
This badge is actually a British Army badge; the Highland Regiment, which served from 1942-1949, along with a sister unit named the Lowland Regiment, which has a St. Andrew's Cross & thistle as its cap badge. I don't have any of my resources here at work with me, and a google search is not turning anything up at the moment, but let me drop an e-mail to the Scottish Military Historical Society's listserv and see what more details I can find out.
7th March 05, 06:07 AM
You can see another image of the badge, as well as image of the Lowland Regiment's badge (and many other Scottish badges!) here:
Message is off to the SMHS; we'll see what they can dig up!
7th March 05, 10:12 AM
A friend of mine who is a WWII reenactor & a collector of Scottish insignia sent this to me concerning this badge:
So, they're the equivalent of the Officers Training Corps in the UK, and ROTC in the US...
The Highland & Lowland Regiments? Actually they were raised in
the 40's - I'm thinking they were raised in 1940/41 and were
disbanded 1948/49 (I think I've got the dates right...) These were
basically 'Young Soldiers' Regiments - brought in the young guys
and trained them such that when they were of age they would then
be posted to a Highland or Lowland Regiment respectively. Sort of
a way to keep potential Scottish recruits reserved for Scottish
Regiments. As I recall, the Lowland Regiment was primarily
associated with The Royal Scots and the Highland Regiment was
mainly associated with the Black Watch and the Argylls.
7th March 05, 11:09 AM
thats what i just meant graham ;)
but nice to learn from the history. unless other nations or brits in general i don t know much about scots in the WWII yet...
And i just got my Xmarkskiltpin today and was really astonished how good it looks. if i knew that i would have ordered a second one ;)
thx hank! let´s talk about designing a second xmarks pin ;)