Corporal, 41st Battalion
(the Byron Scottish), 1953
The Australian Military Forces had a number of
Scottish units in its history, one of the less know was the Byron Scottish
formed in the northeast of New South Wales. The region in which the unit was
formed had a long Scottish tradition leading to the local infantry battalion
adopting Highland attire after the second World War.
Headdress – Dark blue Balmoral with diced band. A red pompom is stitched to
the top. The unit badge was attached to the left side, on a square of black
Jacket – Postwar Australian version of the battledress jacket. The collar
has been opened to show, for parades, a white shirt and black necktie
On each sleeve are the white tape chevrons of rank.
Legwear - Argyll kilt and brown leather, diced hose with red flashes worn
under white canvas spats and with ankle boots.
Equipment – Whitened webbing waist belt with brass clasp.
Weapon – Calibre 0.303in Short Magazine Lee Enfield Mk.III rifle and