Constructed of finely woven blue wool, the balmoral is surrounded by the remnants of the silk headband. Initially removed as per regulations, the silk tails have been sewn back onto the rear of the balmoral in a bow. The top of the hat features the classic red toorie denoting a royal designated unit. Stitched into the silk band, the Black Watch red Hackle remains present retaining most of its colour and the majority of feathers. To the interior of the balmoral is a King George VI dated William Anderson & Sons manufacturers tag, the “Lochan” tag with colour below suggesting post Second World War issue.
Korean War British Black Watch Balmoral Bonnet & Hackle
To the interior of the balmoral is a King George VI dated William Anderson & Sons manufacturers tag, the “Lochan” tag with colour below suggesting post Second World War issue.
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SKU: A-0080 Categories: Korean War, Other Conflicts, Uncategorized Tags: Black Watch, British, Headgear, Highlanders, Korean War, Uniform
Records show a Sylvester P. Slade who had voluntarily enlisted in just outside of Syracuse NY. in Baldwinsville on August 24th 1861. Sylvester re-enlisted on December 25th 1963 and would see out his entire service with the 1st Regiment New York Light Artillery (Battery B).
Constructed of non-magnetic meganese and a steel rim, this second pattern Mk. I retains the majority of exterior finish. Inside, the liner remains largely intact though the chinstrap has been lost to time. Though the leather is slightly dry, the oil cloth remains supple, and netting is in tact. The helmet supplier is stamped "BURYS".
Manufactured in 1945 by Glisson & Miller, the size 4 suit easily fits a 6 foot stature. Though not easily seen in the photo, the broad arrow mark is partially hidden by the fold at the bottom seam of the tag. The many period appropriate repairs as photographed suggest this suit was used quite extensively but cannot be certain of when.
Constructed of hardened brown leather, a regimental sporran with accompanying belt. The sporran is assembled from multi-piece leather by running stitches, and rivets. Firmly stamped into the flap, the number 42 suggests issue to the 42nd Battalion CEF (Royal Highlanders of Canada).