Pipe Banner for Major William Douglas
Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders

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    A pipe banner is a decorative flag for the Scottish Highland bagpipes. It is used when a piper performs at high-profile or State occasions where the pipe banner will be tied to the bass drone of her or his bagpipes. It is a rather expensive handmade item embroidered with bullion threads.

    This pipe banner was carried by the D Company piper on ceremonial parades, and at regimental Mess Dinners, circa 1982.

    Note that the Douglas crest can be seen more clearly on this coat of arms...

    The regimental tartan is 'Government Tartan'; the personal side is on a yellow background, the company colour.

     

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