Piper, Band, 52nd
Division Signals Regiment, Territorial Army, 1966
A number of Irish and Scottish TA units formed
bands and wore tartans not seen in the regular army.
Headdress – Dark blue Glengarry cap with red pompom stitched to the crown.
Black ribbon decorates the bottom edge and hangs down the back. The unit
badge was fixed to a square of black ribbon on the left side of the cap.
Doublet – Dark blue ornamented with copious white piping throughout.
Attached to the shoulder was a musician’s nest of lighter blue lace on dark
blue background (I am unsure whether this is correct). Brass buttons
decorate the doublet and close the front.
Plaid – Full version of Ogilvie tartan looped around the body and over the
left shoulder, hanging down the left side. Held in place with a white metal
Legwear – Ogilvie kilt with brown leather sporran worn over the top. Long
tartan hose with red flashes under the turnover, worn with white canvas
spats and ankle boots.
Equipment – Black leather piper’s belts with white metal fittings.