The Royal Irish Regiment

Bagpipes on Parade c1905

The 2nd Battalion parade in Cork some time before they moved to Blackdown in 1908. 'The large band are all identifiable by their white cross-belts. 'The Corps of Drums stand in front of them and in front of them are bag-pipers. These pipers are dressed exactly as the remainder of the band, blue helmets, scarlet tunics with blue facings and without any apparent distinguishing dress features. 'The pipes have two drones, and no pipe-banners can be seen either on this occasion or in a photo taken at Jhansi c1912-14 of the 1st Battalion pipers in India. On that occasion there were 3 drummers and 7 pipers.

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