The Gordons


Drum-Major's Sash


The sash worn by drum majors during the reign of Queen Elizabeth II. This photo was taken from an auction catalogue. It is on yellow cloth and is embroidered with the Royal Arms and the badge of the Gordon Highlanders. Two silver miniature drumsticks are slotted into black leather sheaths near the edges. The battle honours are arranged in neat columns, 20 on each side with the Tiger and Sphinx at the head of the columns. There are 8 more WW2 honours on the rear of the sash, appearing in the middle of the drum-major's back. Photos in Regiment magazine show the drum-major of the Highlanders (Seaforths, Gordons and Camerons) in 1999 wearing this Gordon Highlanders sash.


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by Stephen Luscombe