The Gordons

1st Battalion on Parade 1895

The commanding officer mounted on a grey horse addresses the officers who are dressed in review order with kilts and half plaids. He and the mounted officer next to him have breeches and boots and a full plaid that wraps around the chest. The other officer is probably the adjutant as his gauntlet cuff does not have the double row of gold lace along the top edge. Both mounted men have plain black sabretaches suspended from the waistbelt along with the sword which is the normal infantry officer's sword, not the Claymore as worn by the kilted officers.

In the background the line of men starts with the sergeant-drummer on the left, the pipers, the band, who wear the full plaid, then the drummers, and the rest of the rank and file.

Uniforms | Regimental Details


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