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Old 06-09-2018, 08:51 PM   #21
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Huh! Quite right, I missed this detail. I thought the St. Andrew with cross was unique to the Camerons but I see now after checking that the Black Watch sporran badge also features this motif (not at all like their cap badge), but the Camerons' figure stands on a wreath. So right you are, it's a mixed up badge and I'll see what I can do to make modifications. Cheers!
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Old 06-12-2018, 08:44 AM   #22
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Thanks for posting on this, esp the pics - I think you made a great purchase!
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Old 06-12-2018, 09:17 AM   #23
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Huh! Quite right, I missed this detail. I thought the St. Andrew with cross was unique to the Camerons but I see now after checking that the Black Watch sporran badge also features this motif (not at all like their cap badge), but the Camerons' figure stands on a wreath. So right you are, it's a mixed up badge and I'll see what I can do to make modifications. Cheers!

That Cameron Highlanders badge is easy enough to find as a cap badge. I have several on caps and sporrans, including on a horse hair sporran that came with the ubiquitous thistle badge- just swapped out the Thistle and put on St Andrew.
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Old 06-13-2018, 05:41 PM   #24
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What's a bit odd, and subtle, is that the Camerons' cap badge and sporran badge both featured St Andrew with his cross on a wreath, the but wreaths are shaped a bit differently.

So even if there's no hint as to scale in photos you can't mistake one for the other.





and with the scroll



And what have we here?

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Old 06-14-2018, 04:19 AM   #25
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Looks like someone in MOD finally tried to ecomomize by ordering 10000 Cameron badges.... oh,...but leave the word Cameron off 5000 please.
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Old 06-14-2018, 02:19 PM   #26
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What an odd muddle of badge motifs!


That BW piper's picture detail reminded me -- does anyone know why the Black Watch pipers wear their crossbelt OVER their plaid when I think every other regiment wears/wore their plaid over the crossbelt?


Sheer obstinacy, or what?
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Old 06-15-2018, 05:27 AM   #27
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does anyone know why the Black Watch pipers wear their crossbelt OVER their plaid when I think every other regiment wears/wore their plaid over the crossbelt?

HIstorically there was quite a bit of variety and no real consistency - and it could change in the same pipe band according to whims of the hierarchy.


I suspect in the case of the Black Watch it was simply a case of being able to see the badges.
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