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6VBRH

Postby ronmarsden » 14 Feb 2017 13:40

Small cabinet card by JK Murdo Dunfirmline.
Young lad in 6VBRH fancy frayed badge backing behind strap and buckle pattern badge.
White piping on the tunic, what date was the piping discontinued?
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Re: 6VBRH

Postby Frogsmile » 14 Feb 2017 13:50

It's an unusual (non-standard even) tunic, as it has 8-buttons instead of the usual 7. He also appears to have a mitred cuff, whereas regulars did not get that type until 1902 and were still in jam-pot cuffs. I am not sure that white piping was discontinued from full dress? It's a rather curious photo.
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Re: 6VBRH

Postby jf42 » 14 Feb 2017 15:40

In Grierson's Records of the Scottish volunteer force 1859-1908, he states that when in 1887 the 1st FIfeshire Rifle Volunteers became the 6th VB RH they wore a scarlet tunic with blue facings. On the cuff was a black Austrian knot on the cuff (blue until 1878) which was worn until 1905. No mention of white piping down the front but a figure in the accompanying illustration, '1880-1908', includes that detail.

http://archive.org/stream/recordsofscot ... /stewartry

A dark blue glengarry (adopted in 1875) was supplemented by a dark green Home Service helmet authorised in 1880.
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Re: 6VBRH

Postby Frogsmile » 14 Feb 2017 15:46

Thanks JF, makes more sense now, as I could not make out the dark hued Austrian knots, but they were always configured at the base as a mitre so that's what we see. Still puzzled by the 8-buttons though. VF doing their own thing again of course.
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