Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Glengarry.
A very fine example with a dark blue crown and body with lower red and white checkered band. Red pom pom and black silk lower strapping, sweatband, tails and badge backing, the latter with a white metal Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Glengarry badge.
Size: 6 3/4 UK Size: 6 7/8 US.
Regiment Formation: In 1793. George III wrote to John, 5th Duke of Argyll, asking him to raise a kilted regiment of 1,100 men. The Duke was unwell at the time and deputed the task to his kinsman, Duncan Campbell, 8th Lochnell. On the 9th of July 1794. they were officially appointed into the British Army as the 98th Argyllshire Highlanders. On the 5th of May 1795. the Regiment embarked for South Africa to capture the Cape of Good Hope from the Dutch. At this time 15 of the 33 officers were Campbells and 2 of the others had married Campbells. But the required number of NCO’s and rank and file could not be found in Argyllshire, the rest came largely from Glasgow and Edinburgh, Renfrew and Paisley, with a small contingent of Irish. They were later renumbered, in October of 1798 as the 91st regiment of foot. Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders glengarry.
Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders: The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (Princess Louise’s) was a line infantry regiment of the British Army and was formed in 1881 by the amalgamation of the 91st (Princess Louise’s Argyllshire) Regiment and the 93rd (Sutherland Highlanders) Regiment as outlined in the Childers Reforms. The regiment is one of the six Scottish line infantry regiments. When the Great War broke out in 1914. the regiment had two Regular Battalions. The regiment wears a version of the Government Sett as its regimental tartan. It also had the largest cap badge in the British Army. The uniform included the Glengarry as its ceremonial headress. Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders glengarry.