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Tartan & Emerald Green, Scottish & Irish Influence on the Uniforms of the Empire & Commonwealth, Volume 2     The Colonies, Union & Republic of South Africa

This CD contains 100 illustrations of uniforms, complemented with descriptive text, worn by the various military units of South Africa 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 $26.00

Example Page

Private, Highland Company, Kaffrarrian Rifles, 1906

The parade uniform of the Highland Company consists of a mid-grey Wolesley sun helmet with a multi-fold dark green puggaree.  The top fold of the puggaree is red.  The spike and chin chain and blackened metal.  The unit badge is worn in the ‘V’ of the puggaree.  Inserted behind the puggaree on the left side of the helmet is a dark green hackle.

The mid-grey doublet has dark green facings on the collar, shoulder straps and cuffs.  Red piping is used on the collar, front, skirts and cuffs, and around the shoulder straps.  The buttons are blackened metal.

Around the waist is a brown leather belt with brass round clasp.

The Mackenzie kilt is worn with a white sporran that has two black tails.  The unit badge is attached to the black leather cantle.

Red and white diced hose are worn with red flashes, white canvas spats and black ankle boots.

This Private carries a 0.303in LMLE rifle with bayonet.

 

If you would like to purchase individual, or a number of, plates from this CD use the button below to indicate the CD number (04) and the title of each plate. The cost is 70cents per plate, with descriptions and photographs included where relevant.

CD number & plate title

Officer, Scotch Volunteer Rifle Corps, 1861   Private, Scottish Company, Cape Rifle Corps, 1865   Sergeant, Highland Company, Prince Alfred's Guard, 1879   Sergeant, Irish Company, Prince Alfred's Guard, 1881   Corporal, Cape Town Highlanders, 1885   Private, Cape Town Highlanders, 1886   Corporal, Cape Town Irish, 1887   Bandsman, Cape Town Irish, 1888   Private, Kimberley Scottish, 1891   Sergeant, 'C' (Caledonian) Company, Natal Royal Regiment, 1892   Officer, Cape Town Highlanders, 1893   Sergeant, Cape Town Highlanders, 1896   Private, Cape Town Highlanders, 1896   Lance Corporal, Scottish Company, Kimberley Rifles, 1896   Officer, Scottish Company, Kimberley Rifles, 1897   Captain, Cape Town Highlanders, 1897   Lieutenant, Cape Town Highlanders, 1898   Piper, Scottish Company, Kimberley Rifles, 1896   Sergeant, Cape Town Highlanders, 1896   Sergeant, Cape Town Highlanders, 1899   Sergeant, Scottish Company, Kimberley Rifles, 1900   Corporal, Cape Town Highlanders, 1903   Trooper, Scottish Horse, 1904   Sergeant, Cape Town Highlanders, 1904   Private, Highland Company, Prince Alfred's Guard, 1905   Officer, Highland Company, Queenstown Rifle Volunteers, 1905   Lieutenant, Scottish Horse, 1905   Private, Highland Company, First City Regiment, 1906   Officer, Highland Company, Kaffrarrian Rifles, 1906   Staff Sergeant, Highland Company, Prince Alfred's Guard, 1906   Corporal, Highland Company, Queenstown Rifle Volunteers, 1906   Private, Highland Company, Kaffrarrian Rifles, 1906   Private, Cape Town Highlander’s Contingent, Natal Rangers, 1906   Lieutenant, Scottish Horse, 1906   Private, Transvaal Scottish Volunteers, 1906   Private, Highland Company, First City Regiment, 1907   Bugler, Highland Company, Kaffrarrian Rifles, 1906   Captain, Highland Company, Queenstown Rifle Volunteers, 1907   Private, Highland Company, Queenstown Rifle Volunteers, 1907   Corporal, Scottish Horse, 1907   Sergeant Major, Transvaal Scottish Volunteers, 1907   Piper, Pipes & Drums, Transvaal Scottish Volunteers, 1907   Captain, Transvaal Scottish Volunteers, 1907   Officer, Highland Company, First City Regiment, 1908   Piper, Pipes & Drums, Cape Town Highlanders, 1908   Lieutenant, Highland Company, First City Regiment, 1908   Private, Highland Company, Prince Alfred's Guard, 1908   Second Lieutenant, Highland Company, Queenstown Rifle Volunteers, 1908   Piper, Pipes & Drums, First City Regiment, 1909   Officer, Cape Town Highlanders, 1909   Private, Transvaal Scottish Volunteers, 1910   Bugler, Cape Town Highlanders, 1910   Major, 6th Infantry (Cape Town Highlanders), 1913    Lieutenant, 8th Infantry (Transvaal Scottish), 1914   Major, South African Irish, 1914   Private, 8th Infantry (Transvaal Scottish), 1914   Private, South African Irish, 1914   Private, 4th South African (Scottish) Infantry, 1915   Private, 4th South African (Scottish) Infantry, 1916   Corporal Reinforcement, 4th South African (Scottish) Infantry, 1917   Corporal, 8th Infantry (Transvaal Scottish), 1922   Piper, Pipes & Drums, Kimberley Regiment, 1929   Corporal, Transvaal Scottish Regiment, 1930   Captain, Cape Town Highlanders, 1931   Corporal, Cape Town Highlanders, 1932   Major, Cape Town Highlanders, 1934   Major, Transvaal Scottish Regiment, 1934   Drummer, Pipes & Drums, Transvaal Scottish Regiment, 1936   Lieutenant, First City Regiment, 1937   Piper, Pipes & Drums, Cape Town Highlanders, 1937   Lieutenant, Cape Town Highlanders, 1937   Captain, 2nd Battalion, Transvaal Scottish Regiment, 1937   Warrant Officer Class 2, First City Regiment, 1938   Sergeant, Transvaal Scottish Regiment, 1938   Drummer, Pipes & Drums, Cape Town Highlanders, 1939   Corporal, First City Regiment, 1939   Lieutenant, Pretoria Highlanders, 1940   Captain, Witwatersrand Rifles, 1940   Lieutenant, Transvaal Scottish Regiment, 1940   Lieutenant, Witwatersrand Rifles, 1940   Private, Cape Town Highlanders, 1941   Private, South African Irish, 1941   Private, Pretoria Highlanders, 1941   Piper, Pipes & Drums, South African Irish, 1941   Private, Natal (Scottish) Battalion, 1st Reserve Brigade, 1942   Piper, Pipes & Drums, Natal (Scottish) Battalion, 1st Reserve Brigade, 1942   Private, Cape Town Highlanders, 1943   Warrant Officer Class 2, Witwatersrand Rifles, 1948   Private, 1st Battalion, Transvaal Scottish Regiment, 1951   Piper, Pipes & Drums, Pretoria Highlanders, 1st Anti-Tank Regiment, South African Artillery, 1953   Sergeant, The Queen’s Own Cape Town Highlanders, 1955   Lieutenant, Witwatersrand Rifles, 1957   Captain, 22nd Regiment Field Artillery (South African Irish), 1959   Piper, Pipes & Drums, Natal Mounted Rifles, 1961   Sergeant, First City Regiment, 1960   Private, Witwatersrand Rifles, 1997   Piper, Pipes & Drums, 1st Medical Battalion, 1998   Lieutenant, Transvaal Scottish Regiment, 1999   Major, Cape Town Highlanders, 2000   Lieutenant, South African Irish Regiment, 2005