Piper, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, 1929
Pipes were not the sole property of the Scottish
bands, being used by the Irish regiments and by some northern English units.
Headdress – Dark green caubeen with small green plume fixed behind the unit
badge, which is attached to the left side.
Jacket – A derivation of the Scottish doublet, this item has a rounded skirt
and gauntlet cuffs. The jacket is green with black facing cloth on the
collar and cuffs. The collar and shoulder straps were piped with white
braid. The internal hip pockets have a three point flap. The jacket is
closed with white metal buttons down the front.
Legwear – Saffron kilt, a beaver skin sporran somewhat in the style of the
Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, green long hose with a saffron check,
saffron flashes and black leather brogues.
Equipment – Black leather piper’s belts with white metal fittings.