Great Britain & Commonwealth
The badge features the Black Watch Motto "Nemo Me Impune Lacessit" which translates into "No One Attacks Me With Impunity".
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.
On the reverse, stamped in the top right corner is the official stamp for the "School of Tank Technology". Opened in November of 1943 the School was responsible for examining allied and enemy vehicles and writing intelligence reports.
The British H.L.I. were the only Highlander unit to be issued trews instead of kilts. Photographs from as late as 1931 suggest that their bagpipers continued to wear the traditional kilt. The Canadian H.L.I., unlike the British were kilted starting in 1935.
Carefully hand painted in white on the exterior, the letters "AFS" denoting use by the British Auxiliary Fire Service. First formed in 1938 as part of the Civil Defence Corps, the AFS were folded into local brigades in August of 1941 forming the National Fire Service.
A heavy wool constructed kilt in a Hodden Grey Tartan pattern. To the interior, a white fully lined waist measuring approximately X inches. Sewn to the edges of the liner are the remains of a fully intact leather strap, and to the opposite side the remains of an additional strap. Included with the kilt are two black leather straps that came with the kilt. To the exterior, two fully functioning buckles to the rear. As pictured, there are small scattered areas of mothing present but are hidden from view when placed on a mannequin.
A decoratively framed card featuring the photograph of a member of the Auxiliary Territorial Service named “Peggy’. Taken in Kilmarnock,