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Posted 28 May 2012 - 02:41 pm
Posted 28 May 2012 - 04:24 pm
Posted 29 May 2012 - 01:17 pm
They appear to have double hose flashes which are quite long (and flapping!) that would seem to match with THIS PICTURE(there are several).
IIRC the 5th Seaforths badge is round ("sans peur") rather than the standard Seaforth's badge so that would fit.
Other photos of the 5th show them armed with (Long) Magazine Lee Enfields as here...
so that would seem to be a good fit.
Posted 29 May 2012 - 10:14 pm
Posted 30 May 2012 - 11:59 am
I think you are probably correct - although the photos from Bedford would indicate that fairly large numbers of sporrans made the trip south in Sept 1914 too.
If you look through some of the other pictures on the site I linked there are several of officers also all wearing plain glens confirming your findings
You will notice on the Mackay picture (not mine BTW I just linked to it) the dicing on the glen is of the style usually associated with the Argylls (3 rows of red/white dicing) - however in the case of the photo you posted, the hose of the officer in the kilt certainly appears to indicate he is an Argyll.
I have a similar photo of the officers of the 1/4th Gordons at Tain in 1909.