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Bag pipes of the 16th irish Div. in WWI

Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by Kevindunne, Mar 9, 2018.

  1. Kevindunne Active Member

    Can anyone tell me the color of the bag and streamers on the bagpipes of the 16th Irish Div. in WWI?
    Thank you...
    Kevin Dunne
  2. mick3272 A Fixture

    It would depend on the Regiment.
    Either Dark Green, or Dark Blue for the bag cover.
    Pipe Ribbons Either Dark green. or St Patrick's Blue. ( same colour as Irish Guards plume)
  3. Kevindunne Active Member

    Royal Dublins?
  4. mick3272 A Fixture

    Hi Kevin.
    The bag would have been Dark Blue. The Ribbons were St Patrick's Blue. The ribbons would have only been worn on Parade in the field it would just be cords..
    As a matter of interest how many drones have you. you should only have two . Bass & tenor.
  5. Kevindunne Active Member

    Three...but he probably stole the drones from a Scot.
    I appreciate the info. Emailed the 16th Irish Division Assoc with the question...they had no clue!
    If I want to lose one drone, which would it be?
  6. Landrotten Highlander Well-Known Member

    The Highland Bagpipe has 1 Bass (longest pipe) and 2 Tenors (shorter pipes) + 1 mouth piece and 1 chanter.
    Hopes this helps
  7. mick3272 A Fixture

    Hi Kevin.
    Remove one of the two shorter ones.
    Below Royal Irish Fusiliers WW2. The Irish Regiments took up the three drones in the 1960's Defence cuts etc and the excuse of the set up of the Army School of piping.

  8. Kevindunne Active Member

    Thanks guys...one final question...did the pipers have a khaki color cover for their tams for combat?
  9. mick3272 A Fixture

    Hi Kevin.
    No the Caubeen was Dark Green with a with a Blue over Green hackle , I understand that Khaki Caubeens were issued late on in the war.
  10. Kevindunne Active Member

    Sorry...one last)I hope) question. Color of chevrons and stripes on sleeves?
  11. mick3272 A Fixture

    hi kevin.
    If the chap is in Khaki they would be as per the rest of the Regiment Gray / light khaki. if in Full dress silver.

  12. Kevindunne Active Member

    Thank you gentlemen...will post pics when finished.

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