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Article about: Bought this bonnet this morning and i was wondering what the tartan flash was?Also what badge would have been on it?It is dated inside 1954.Sanders&Brightman Luton. Thanks.

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    Bought this bonnet this morning and i was wondering what the tartan flash was?Also what badge would have been on it?It is dated inside 1954.Sanders&Brightman Luton.
    Thanks.
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    Could it be KOSB?

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    Not sure, I know they wore the Earl of Leven's tartan but cant remember the colours.

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    hmm..Could be KOSB..thing is, all the ones of seen like that the red stripe on the tartan runs from top left to bottom right.Did different regiments use this tartan?

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    the tartan matches the lesley tartan trews issued to the kosb. So kosb it probably is.

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    Check out the Highland Light Infantry flash before you put your money on anything else.

    P.

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    Thanks for the help folks.
    It would appear that this is the flash for H.L.I. The tartan is Mackenzie which looks the same as the Leslie(!)
    Im assuming different orientations of the tartan was used by different regiments?


    After more googling it seems theres a few regiments use this pattern..

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    Hi, NCA:

    To answer your earlier question the MacKenzie tartan was worn by the Seaforths (less the 5th Bn.) as well as the HLI.

    The 5th Bn. Seaforths wore the 42nd Government tartan, for reasons best known to themselves.

    Cheers,

    Pat

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