Often incorrectly identified as a Tam O’ Shanter, the balmoral bonnet was pattern sealed in March 1915 despite earlier use. Issued with a khaki cover, the blue bonnets would largely be replaced by the drab version (sealed May 1915). Despite the issue of drab balmorals, the blue balmorals continued to be issued through spring of 1916. Constructed of finely woven blue wool, the balmoral is surrounded by the remnants of the silk headband and rosette. Initially removed for use in the field per regulations, the silk tails have been sewn back onto the rear of the balmoral and retains the field applied elastic material inside. The top of the hat features the classic red toorie and shows staining from the khaki cover lost to time.
Early World War One British Canadian Blue Balmoral Bonnet Tailored For Field Use
Often incorrectly identified as a Tam O’ Shanter, the balmoral bonnet was pattern sealed in March 1915 despite earlier use.
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Categories: Allied Powers, Canada, Great Britain, and Commonwealth, The First World War 1914 - 1918 Tags: Canada, First World War, Great Britain, Headgear, Highlanders, WW1
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