The Gordons


Officer and Private 1914


The uniform in the early months of the First World War was based on the khaki service dress introduced in 1902. The glengarry was the only undress cap at this stage but later the Tam o'Shanter was adopted, and in 1916 the steel helmet came in. The tunic worn by the private conformed to the style worn throughout the army. It did not have rounded cut-away skirts like the officers doublet. The hose and khaki spats were soon replaced by puttees. The lieutenant has the open lapelled tunic and gauntlet cuffs. He is armed with a pistol and claymore.


Uniforms | Regimental Details




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by Stephen Luscombe