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    Post by Cameraguy on Thu May 08, 2014 8:24 pm

    Does anyone have a good pic of a Highland Regiments (preferably NNSH) Battledress Lt's shoulder pips? If you have a tough time posting pics here,please send the pics to alcammy@hotmail.com
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    Re: Pips

    Post by Bill on Fri May 09, 2014 6:31 am

    Hi Al, The rank stars on battle dress are the standard infantry pattern. A few had backing in regimental tartan, (the epualet or shoulder board) but my understanding is that is for service dress.

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    Re: Pips

    Post by Cameraguy on Fri May 09, 2014 10:54 am

    Thank Bill!

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    Post by servicepub on Fri May 09, 2014 6:47 pm

    Bill wrote:Hi Al, The rank stars on battle dress are the standard infantry pattern. A few had backing in regimental tartan, (the epualet or shoulder board) but my understanding is that is for service dress.

    This is a new one to me. I have never heard of a tartan backing to rank 'pips' on Service Dress (or any other order of dress). Do you have any references for this Bill?
    As to the cloth pips worn on battledress, Infantry scarlet was the only option for infantry other than Guards who wore brass stars. Even Rifle regiments, who wore black 'pips' wore these on a scarlet background.

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    Post by Bill on Fri May 09, 2014 6:54 pm

    As soon as I posted this I knew it was going to be confusing. The epaulet or shoulder strap is made of the regimental tartan, not the coloured edging on the actual rank stars. Should have clarified, the rank stars are infantry scarlet edged.

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    Post by servicepub on Fri May 09, 2014 6:57 pm

    Bill wrote:As soon as I posted this I knew it was going to be confusing. The epaulet or shoulder strap is made of the regimental tartan, not the coloured edging on the actual rank stars. Should have clarified, the rank stars are infantry scarlet edged.

    LOL. Still confused though. Never seen that.

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    Re: Pips

    Post by Bill on Sat May 10, 2014 11:48 am

    Here is a link to a post on the B&CMBF that shows the tartan shoulder boards. The example is from my collection, for a Capt from the Lorne Scots. (Posting images to this Forum is unneccisarily difficult, so I cross posted.) http://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/showthread.php?p=262035#post262035

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    Re: Pips

    Post by servicepub on Sat May 10, 2014 1:18 pm

    New to me. Thanks for posting. Do you know if these are SWW or were they worn on the Bush jacket?

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    Re: Pips

    Post by Bill on Sat May 10, 2014 3:25 pm

    The Lorne's were late wartime, the BW ones that I saw were in the late 60's.

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    Re: Pips

    Post by jholl72 on Sat May 10, 2014 9:16 pm

    You have to be a member over there to see your pic. While posting pics here is not that user friendly, there are very detailed picture posting tutorials that both Cliff and Dale have done that take you through it step by step. It really is not the difficult once you follow the tutorial.


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    Re: Pips

    Post by Bill on Sun May 11, 2014 6:08 am

    Hi Jeff, I know how to post pics here. Just don't like the complicated process. It takes less time to register as a member on the B&CMBF than it does to post a pic here.

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    Post by 48th on Sun May 11, 2014 8:05 am

    Well said Bill, I have to agree with you. It is very unfortunate. I really like this site, it has a lot of potential and I have a lot I would like to add to site.

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    Post by jholl72 on Sun May 11, 2014 8:52 am

    Well guys, we are stuck with this forum software until the contract expires. We don't like it either but it is not that difficult and is only a few more mouse clicks and seconds longer than other forums....which I post to as well. You are welcome to use photo hosting as well if you find that easier.



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    Re: Pips

    Post by Bill on Sun May 11, 2014 8:55 am

    Hi Jeff, It is the photo hosting in particular that annoys me. I will post images as needed, just grumpy yesterday. (And maybe today...)

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    Post by jholl72 on Sun May 11, 2014 9:06 am

    Bill wrote:Hi Jeff, It is the photo hosting in particular that annoys me. I will post images as needed, just grumpy yesterday. (And maybe today...)

    Hey Bill, No problem I was yesterday too. I understand the frustration, we deal with it many times over with all the members as well as posting photos ourselves. I just want this forum to be the best it can be for our members, thats all.

    Hope you don't mind I stole your pic!
    And not always is a picture necessary, but in this case we have an experienced collector, researcher and author who has never seen these boards, so you can guarantee most member haven't(including me, thats why I went looking for it) A pic is a great learning tool for everyone here.

    48th, if you need help posting pics, feel free to ask for some help. The irony in this, is the OP, had probably the worst time posting pics and he has got it figured out now. lol It took 9 mouse clicks and about 30 seconds to post the pic above from start to finish.

    Happy Collecting Guys!


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