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what regiment is this Australian kilt from ???

Article about: Heres an interesting photo on the subject,not sure of the Regiment or date.But thought you might like to see it. Cheers Mick

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    Default what regiment is this Australian kilt from ???

    Hi all I'm still learning about this field . I was wondering if anyone know what regiment this Australian kilt would belong too ? or if anyone knows any good reference sites on military Scottish attire ? I know the tartan/pattern/colours usually lets you know what regiment it comes from well from what I'v read online anyway.I'v found a few sites online but they are more confusing then a help lol. any help would be great .I have an early 60's doublet this kilt would go with well I believe .


    what regiment is this Australian kilt from  ???
    what regiment is this Australian kilt from  ???
    what regiment is this Australian kilt from  ???

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    Looks like the Gordon Highlanders Tartan. This would have belonged to one of the many Scottish CMF battalions that were present in the 50's. Maybe the 5th Battalion (Victorian Scottish Regiment) I believe they wore a modified Gordon sett.

    I hope this is off assistance. Very nice Item by the way.

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    This is also the current kilt pattern for the 5th Battalion Royal Australian Regiment pipes and drums

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    It's missing the corks on strings around the hem to keep the flies off yer trossachs though.
    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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    hehehehe ned And thanks for the info guys much appreciated . Now I know what other gear to look for to complete this uniform set this stuff is hard to come by though anyone have any ideas or know of any dealers that specialise in Scottish regimental attire ?? well thanks again and enjoy your weekend .\
    cheers matty

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    Plenty of info can be found on the net. Just google 5th Battalion VSR(I believe this to be the right unit, considering the kilt is dated 1959) Im sure the Vic museum or AWM should have plenty of photos.


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    Your right on the date, the Royal Australian Regiment battalions as we know them today weren't formed until the 1960,s....however some of the ceremonial dress of the regiments hark back to former battalions with the same number designation
    Last edited by AMTG; 01-04-2014 at 12:12 PM.

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    Hi Matt,
    This certainly is the 5th Battalion Victorian Scottish Regiment.
    If you live in Melbourne - head to their regiment HQ in Burwood Road, Hawthorn where there should be a display of old uniforms.
    Further, attached is the officers dress uniform from 1952.

    cheers Bruce

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    Thanks Bruce I live in WA these days but make regular trips over that way so i'll make sure to pop in for a look next time I'm over that way . Thanks for the pictures and info

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    I'm thinking a variation of the modern "Gordon" tartan also. So the 5th Battalion Victorian Scottish Regiment would be my guess based on that assumption alone.
    Nice pick up.

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