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by Ron Abbott
Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Armed Forces
Topic: Regiment identification
Replies: 2
Views: 422

Re: Regiment identification

The twin colour, red and white diced glengarries were worn not only by the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders but also by the 5th Bn. Seaforth Highlanders for many years, however the badge appears too big to be that of the 5th Seaforths and by 1944 I believe they'd largely changed to wearing the same h...
by Ron Abbott
Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 'Circles Coffee Shop', Lawnmarket, Edinburgh 1980s.
Replies: 4
Views: 517

Re: 'Circles Coffee Shop', Lawnmarket, Edinburgh 1980s.

This query should probably be described as very general and possibly 'off topic', so apologies in advance. I am looking for a photograph of a place where I used to work. 'Circles Coffee Shop' was located at the top of the Royal Mile in Edinburgh (the section called the Lawnmarket). Having looked on...
by Ron Abbott
Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Armed Forces
Topic: James Jackson (1883-1944) Pipe Major
Replies: 7
Views: 1639

Re: James Jackson (1883-1944) Pipe Major

Pipe-Major Willie Lawrie (8th Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders) composed many excellent bagpipe tunes including one called ' Pipe-Major James Jackson, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders ''. The composer himself died in late 1916 so presumably James Jackson was Pipe-Major prior to his death. There is als...