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Tartan & Emerald Green, Scottish & Irish Influence on the Uniforms of the Empire & Commonwealth, Volume 4     The Dominion of Canada, 1871 to 2005

This CD contains 105 illustrations of uniforms, complemented with descriptive text, worn by various military, air force, police and cadet units of Canada that have a Scottish or Irish influence. Included are a selection of unit badges and brief unit histories. All plates are full page illustrations, as shown immediately below.

A complete list of illustrations is shown at the bottom of the page.     Cost $24.00

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Corporal, Irish Regiment of Canada, 1936

In 1932, with its redesignation as the Irish Regiment of Canada, a ‘nationalistic’ uniform was adopted.  The kilt, a distinctly regimental sett, was authorised in 1933 although there were cases of it being worn earlier.

This junior NCO wears a serge Caubeen with, unusually, a dark green tourie.  The unit badge is attached to the right side on a square of black material.  It follows the London Irish Rifles tradition of being pulled down to the left.

His serge jacket is the standard pattern with khaki rank chevrons stitched to both sleeves.

A 1908 pattern webbing belt is worn around the waist.

His distinctive Canadian Irish tartan kilt is worn with the unit’s unique white sporran with two tails (shown at the bottom of the page).  The unit badge is attached to the squared off cantle.

Tartan hose are worn with spats and brogues.

He is armed with a SMLE rifle and bayonet.

Below is the Caubeen and jacket of a Captain of the unit.  Officers and SNCOs wore the dark green Caubeen with tourie.  The Officer’s jacket is standard, with a lighter khaki shirt worn underneath.  A regimental tartan necktie is worn, as is a Sam Browne belt with cross strap.  The rest of the Officer’s uniform is as shown for the Corporal.

 

         

If you would like to purchase individual, or a number of, plates from this CD use the button below to indicate the CD number (14) and the title of each plate. The cost is 70cents per plate, with descriptions and photographs included where relevant.

CD number & plate title

Bandsman, 55th Megantic Battalion of Infantry, 1871   Corporal, 5th Battalion Volunteer Militia Rifles of Canada, 1869   Private, 5th Battalion Royal Fusileers, 1879   Bandsman, 5th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers, 1881   Lieutenant, 79th Shefford Battalion of Infantry (Highlanders), 1883   Private, 5th Battalion Royal Scots of Canada, 1885   Captain, 20th Halton Battalion Lorne Rifles, 1889   Sergeant, 48th Battalion (Highlanders), 1892   Sergeant, Montreal Highland Cadet Corps, 1897   Officer, 20th Halton Battalion Lorne Rifles, 1898   Private, 5th Regiment Royal Scots of Canada (Highlanders), 1905   Lieutenant, 13th (Scottish) Light Dragoons, 1906   Private, 59th Stormont & Glengarry Regiment, 1907   Private, 48th Regiment (Highlanders), 1907   Private, 93rd Cumberland Regiment, 1908   Captain, 78th Colchester, Hants & Pictou Regiment, 1909   Piper, 5th Regiment Royal Highlanders of Canada, 1909   Lieutenant, Pictou Regiment, 1911   Lance Corporal, 79th Cameron Highlanders of Canada, 1911   Lieutenant, 11th Regiment Irish Fusiliers, 1913   Lieutenant, 91st Regiment (Canadian Highlanders), 1912   Captain, 59th Stormont & Glengarry Regiment, 1913   Lieutenant, 50th Infantry Regiment, 1913   Captain, 59th Stormont & Glengarry Regiment, 1913   Major, 48th Regiment (Highlanders), 1914   Private, 79th Cameron Highlanders of Canada, 1914   Private, 73rd Battalion (Montreal Highlanders), CEF, 1914   Private, 110th Irish Regiment, 1915   Private, 236th Infantry Battalion (New Brunswick Kilties) CEF, 1917   Corporal, Winnipeg Highland Cadet Corps, 1916   Piper, 15th Infantry Battalion (48th Highlanders) CEF, 1916   Sergeant, 72nd Regiment Seaforth Highlanders of Canada, 1919   Piper, Pipes & Drums, Winnipeg Police Force, 1922   Private, the Calgary Highlanders, 1923   Private, 1st Battalion, Canadian Scottish Regiment, 1927   Sergeant, Scots Fusiliers of Canada, 1928   Major, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders of Canada (Princess Louise’s), 1930   Private, 1st Battalion, Canadian Scottish Regiment, 1931   Piper, Pipes & Drums, Vancouver Police Force, 1932   Bandsman, Irish Fusiliers of Canada, 1932   Sergeant, Cumberland Highlanders, 1933   Sergeant, Pipes & Drums, Lorne Rifles (Scottish), 1934   Sergeant Major, Calgary Highlanders, 1934   Private, Prince Edward Island Highlanders, 1934   Major, Toronto Scottish Regiment, 1935   Private, the Highland Light Infantry of Canada, 1936   Private, 2nd Battalion, Canadian Scottish Regiment, 1936   Piper, Lanark & Renfrew Scottish Regiment, 1936   Corporal, Irish Regiment of Canada, 1936   Lieutenant, Pictou Highlanders, 1936   Private, Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry Highlanders, 1936   Private, North Nova Scotia Highlanders (M.G.), 1937   Sergeant, Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry Highlanders, 1937   Bandsman, Highland Light Infantry of Canada, 1937   Captain, 48th Highlanders of Canada, 1938   Piper, 1st Battalion, Canadian Scottish Regiment, 1938   Lieutenant, the Highland Infantry of Canada, 1938   Sergeant, 48th Highlanders of Canada, 1938   Captain, Toronto Scottish Regiment, 1938   Captain, Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa (M.G.), 1938   Lieutenant, the Lorne Scots (Peel, Dufferin & Halton Regiment), 1938   Private, the Essex Scottish, 1939   Cadet, the Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada, 1939   Lieutenant, Irish Regiment of Canada, 1939   Private, the Calgary Highlanders, 1939   Captain, the Lorne Scots (Peel, Dufferin & Halton Regiment), 1939   Private, 48th Highlanders of Canada, England, 1940   Second Lieutenant, Prince Edward Island Highlanders, 1939   Private, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders of Canada (Princess Louise’s)(M.G.), 1940   Corporal, Cadet Corps, King’s Collegiate School, Nova Scotia, 1940   Private, 2nd Battalion, Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada, 1943   Sergeant, Seaforth Highlanders of Canada, Italy, 1943   Lance Corporal, Irish Regiment of Canada (M.G.), Italy, 1944   Private, Lorne Scots (Peel, Dufferin & Halton Regiment), 1947   Bandsman, North Nova Scotia Highlanders, 1947   Private, New Brunswick Scottish, 1949   Private, 48th Highlanders of Canada, Germany, 1951   Piper, Pipes & Drums, Saskatoon Light Infantry, 1951   Private, Highland Light Infantry of Canada, 1951   Lieutenant, the Perth and Waterloo Regiment (Highland Light Infantry of Canada), 1954   Private, North Nova Scotia Highlanders, 1955   Captain, 48th Highlanders of Canada, 1956   Pipe Major, the Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada, 1957   Sergeant, Lake Superior Scottish Regiment, 1959   Piper, Pipes & Drums, 1 Fighter Wing, Royal Canadian Air Force, 1959   Lance Corporal, Royal Highlanders of Canada, 1960   Captain, 2nd Battalion, the Nova Scotia Highlanders (Cape Breton), 1961   Captain, Irish Regiment of Canada, 1961   Captain, Lorne Scots (Peel, Dufferin & Halton Regiment), 1962   Sergeant, Irish Regiment of Canada, 1963   Sergeant, Irish Fusiliers of Canada, 1964   Lance Corporal, Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada, 1965   Piper, Pipe Band, Royal Military College of Canada, 1966   Piper, Pipes & Drums, 400th Squadron, Air Reserve, RCAF, 1968   Major, Highland Fusiliers of Canada, 1969   Piper, Pipes & Drums, Edmonton Police Force, 1971   Piper, Pipes & Drums, 2nd Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment, 1972   Sergeant, Highland Fusiliers of Canada, 1979   Private, Lake Superior Scottish Regiment, 1984   Sergeant, the Essex & Kent Scottish Regiment, 1986   Private, Seaforth Highlanders of Canada, 1994   Piper, Pipes & Drums, Cadet Unit 2901, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, 1999   Piper, Pipe & Drums, Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians)(RCAC), 2000   Piper, Pipes & Drums, K Division, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, 2001   Master Corporal, Pipes & Drums, 402nd City of Winnipeg Squadron, 2005