Kilts & Pipes

These two images of Scottish regiments on deployment, some 105 years apart, seemed very appropriate in a “the more things change” kinda way.

Circa Christmas 1917 card, depicting kilt-clad Highlanders in the trench with the modern accouterments of war to include SMLE 303 rifles, a Vickers gun, and tin plate helmets. The green color of the tartan and the thistle would suggest they are of the London Scottish or perhaps a reserve battalion of the Gordon Highlanders.

Pipers, deployed to the trenches with the anti-tank company from 1st Battalion, Scots Guards, as part of NATO Battle Group Estonia, mixing old with new, December 2022.

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