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My personal favourites from the Prestonpans trust website http://www.battleofprestonpans1745.org/heritagetrust/

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Bloody hell mark the kits gettign a lot better
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Nigel wrote:Bloody hell mark the kits gettign a lot better
It's taken a lot of blood,sweat,and hissy fits......In all honesty,both of the 18thcent groups have pretty good standards now.
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Phwoar 8)
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lidimy wrote:Phwoar 8)
i have to agree, lidimy
phwoar, indeed!!
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y.sobel wrote:
lidimy wrote:Phwoar 8)
i have to agree, lidimy
phwoar, indeed!!
t xx
I think it's the unaccustomed sight of bare knees that does it! :lol:
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lidimy wrote:
y.sobel wrote:
lidimy wrote:Phwoar 8)
i have to agree, lidimy
phwoar, indeed!!
t xx
I think it's the unaccustomed sight of bare knees that does it! :lol:
again, i have to concur!! it's a bit like ladies' ankles in victorian times - lol!! i love a man in a kilt (partic the ww1 one i know - he looks divine :wink: )
t xx
edited to add - the other side look rather fine as well!!! why dont men dress like this anymore - would make shopping in tescos much more interesting - lol!

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Nigel wrote:Bloody hell mark the kits gettign a lot better
It's taken a while and is down to officers actually being able to officer (manage). In RaT we have one rule above all others- if it's wrong you aren't wearing it, and if you don't have it we'll lend you it.
That and there being a rumour I'm a bit blunt, although I think I'm really quit polite (the first time).

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Who's doing the Royal Ecosse?
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I'm doing Royal Ecosse in short coat (1st photo), Tod has the full length one (2nd photo with colour) and Paul is Princes Life Guard (full length next to water) and not Royal Ecosse (you probably already knew that, but we so commonly get told we are redcoats especially in Scotland :cry: ).

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Got to admit that I am rather tempted to start doing the RE stuff again... Although am also quite happy to do the Royal Scots with Ian D.
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Steve of RaT wrote:I'm doing Royal Ecosse in short coat (1st photo), Tod has the full length one (2nd photo with colour) and Paul is Princes Life Guard (full length next to water) and not Royal Ecosse (you probably already knew that, but we so commonly get told we are redcoats especially in Scotland :cry: ).

We know it's to early for RE, but it shows there were uniformed troops on both sides.
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Finish it with a French style haversack and gaitor straps and you're cooked

Glad to see your gaitors are less baggy than Geoff the Slouch's....!!

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Crikey - the 95 event.

Yup, I'm on there in the most fantastic red tartan spray on trews...!!
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Alan_F wrote:Who's doing the Royal Ecosse?
Hi Alan
I see that's already been fully answered by Steve The guys in the distance with the blue turned up red coats who look like the Royal Ecossais are in fact the Derby Blues Militia......you might have known that though.

I am also thinking of trying to get a jacket and breeches made up for the Royal Ecossais too.... along side my other 18thC kit think it would be a nice change.

Were you doing the Bannockburn stuff at the weekend??

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I have seen the photos of those skin tight red Robertson trews!! :shock: they certainly seem em.......snug :)
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Neil Johnston wrote:
Alan_F wrote:Who's doing the Royal Ecosse?
Andy
I have seen the photos of those skin tight red Robertson trews!! :shock: they certainly seem em.......snug :)
Cheers
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And no suprises for the ladies...
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Sewn together with 50lb breaking strain fishing line?

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Tod wrote:Sewn together with 50lb breaking strain fishing line?
Which was not strong enough to keep my *rse in check :o(

Stupid married life and comfortable living.....
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Neil Johnston wrote:
Alan_F wrote:Who's doing the Royal Ecosse?
I am also thinking of trying to get a jacket and breeches made up for the Royal Ecossais too.... along side my other 18thC kit think it would be a nice change.
You could do worse than get in contact with Dave Roberts in Inverness.

he did a lot of research in to the Ecossois when he outfitted them 15 years ago.

I can also recomend a very good gentlemens outfitter in Dorset if you want someone to make it.
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Neil Johnston wrote:
Alan_F wrote:Who's doing the Royal Ecosse?
Hi Alan
I see that's already been fully answered by Steve The guys in the distance with the blue turned up red coats who look like the Royal Ecossais are in fact the Derby Blues Militia......you might have known that though.

I am also thinking of trying to get a jacket and breeches made up for the Royal Ecossais too.... along side my other 18thC kit think it would be a nice change.

Were you doing the Bannockburn stuff at the weekend??

Andy
I have seen the photos of those skin tight red Robertson trews!! :shock: they certainly seem em.......snug :)
Cheers
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Andy R wrote:Crikey - the 95 event.

Yup, I'm on there in the most fantastic red tartan spray on trews...!!
Spray on trews?! Who needs spray on trews when you can get a proper tartan gimp suit!? Now in your clan tartan, with holes for your nipples and a complimentary chain to hook to them! Only £49.99! We even do all sizes and shapes! If you order now you will also get a nice poster with pictures of other happy customers!!! 8)
(I hope this isn't out of line :roll: )

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Henrik Bjoern Boegh wrote:
Andy R wrote:Crikey - the 95 event.

Yup, I'm on there in the most fantastic red tartan spray on trews...!!
Spray on trews?! Who needs spray on trews when you can get a proper tartan gimp suit!? Now in your clan tartan, with holes for your nipples and a complimentary chain to hook to them! Only £49.99! We even do all sizes and shapes! If you order now you will also get a nice poster with pictures of other happy customers!!! 8)
(I hope this isn't out of line :roll: )

Cheers,
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Of course it's out of line......£49.99 is cutting the bottom out the market!....Best Tartan PVC is at least £10 a metre....... :)
AND the sporran with the studs on the inner side.......
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steve stanley wrote:
Henrik Bjoern Boegh wrote:
Andy R wrote:Crikey - the 95 event.

Yup, I'm on there in the most fantastic red tartan spray on trews...!!
Spray on trews?! Who needs spray on trews when you can get a proper tartan gimp suit!? Now in your clan tartan, with holes for your nipples and a complimentary chain to hook to them! Only £49.99! We even do all sizes and shapes! If you order now you will also get a nice poster with pictures of other happy customers!!! 8)
(I hope this isn't out of line :roll: )

Cheers,
Henrik


Of course it's out of line......£49.99 is cutting the bottom out the market!....Best Tartan PVC is at least £10 a metre....... :)
AND the sporran with the studs on the inner side.......
Let's just say the gimp sporran is worn differently
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Andy R wrote:Crikey - the 95 event.

Yup, I'm on there in the most fantastic red tartan spray on trews...!!
me too 3.39 a lovley corpse

ah the event which lead to my wedding nice memory
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