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    Royal Company of Archers

    Reading the piping blog "the piping press" a letter from Gerard Moulin explains he is researching the Royal Company of Archers [RCA] pipe band. He has come up with some early pictures but cannot identify the tartan; thinks it might be the Royal Stewart but is unsure. He's contacted the RCA and they know nothing about the band. Here's the website https://pipingpress.com/2020/10/17/r...d-in-scotland/ if anyone can help this researcher out please do so. You can post your answer at the bottom of the article.

    Thanks Rabble

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    The tartan is definitely Royal Stewart.

    The only plaid that is obvious is that of the drummer in the RCA-3 picture. It is not a Fly Plaid (a relatively modern invention) but a Drummer's or Half Plaid.

    I had never heard of the RCA Pipe Band and will have to update my paper on the RCA tartan. I can't find anything about the Edinburgh Post Office Pipe Band or what they wore. Given the source and small numbers involved in the RCA PB I'd have thought it is possible that the majority of their uniform was borrowed from the EPO PB.

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    Any arrows sticking out of the piper's back?
    Those ancient U Nialls from Donegal were a randy bunch.

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