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Old 11-11-2008, 08:39 AM   #11
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Thanks for all the replies, and especially Ranald for giving me a morning smile....the Yanks will have no idea what the anorak remark is about!

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Old 11-11-2008, 08:58 AM   #12
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Thanks for all the replies, and especially Ranald for giving me a morning smile....the Yanks will have no idea what the anorak remark is about!

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To get totally OT, I'm reading the latest Inspector Banks novel which is full of references to anoraks and trainspotters. Some folks really need to get a life.
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Old 11-11-2008, 10:12 AM   #13
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Interesting... I had to check this out, as the only anorak I knew are those rain jackets...
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Old 11-11-2008, 11:36 AM   #14
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Interesting... I had to check this out, as the only anorak I knew are those rain jackets...
Which is required clothing if you are sitting on a platform waiting for a train. QED.
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Old 11-11-2008, 12:17 PM   #15
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Well, that may be the case in the UK but not here in TX!
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Old 11-12-2008, 01:08 PM   #16
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Over the cross belt, under the crossbelt? How about the proper way of tying a plaid? How about where the waist belt goes in reference to the crossbelt? Over or under? The 48th Highlanders P&D wear their waist belt over the front but under the back if I'm not mistaken. This goes for the SrNCO's sash as well. I think it all realy comes down to preference of the first CO or Pipe Major. I grew up with the plaid over the back of the cross belt but under the front so the cross belt badge could be seen properly and this seems to be the norm for Canadian Forces Regiments. The Police band I'm in wears it over.
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Old 11-12-2008, 01:17 PM   #17
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Pipe Majors often wear variants to the uniform of the ordinary Pipers, also, which adds to the confusion. Alternate bag covers, different pattern sporran, and so on.
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Old 11-13-2008, 05:14 AM   #18
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Pipe Majors often wear variants to the uniform of the ordinary Pipers, also, which adds to the confusion. Alternate bag covers, different pattern sporran, and so on.
Yes indeed, but as for the topic of this thread, the crossbelt over or under, I've never seen a photo of a PM wearing his differently than the rest of his pipers (which is not to say that it couldn't happen!).

One thing that might be pertinent, as to why the Scots Guards wear their crossbelts under their plaids while the Highland regiments wear theirs over, in addition to the Scots Guards having no badges on their crossbelts, is that the Scots Guards plaids are full width while the plaids of all the Highland and Lowland regiments are half-width, meaning that the Scots Guards plaids are twice as bulky.

And by the way that BW PM is HUGE!
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Old 11-14-2008, 08:33 AM   #19
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There is one very good reason for having the crossbelt under the plaid - It makes it a lot easier to remove the plaid when you don't need it on, but I suppose I am just lazy and shabby!
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Old 11-14-2008, 09:48 AM   #20
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And by the way that BW PM is HUGE! [/quote]


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