Liverpool Scottish Badges

Badges of The Liverpool Scottish

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Sporran Badge of 10th (Scottish) Battalion, The King's (Liverpool Regiment) 1908 -1937

This badge was worn on the cantle (top) of a silver-topped sporran, as worn by officers and warrant officers and senior NCOs. Note that the legend across the top reads 'Scottish Liverpool' rather than 'Liverpool Scottish'. This is the same badge that appears on the Liverpool Scottish Stone at Bellewaarde. It is secured at the back with two screw-thread lugs which pass through the cantle and are secured at the back of the sporran with nuts. Some officers and senior ranks continued to wear this badge on their sporrans after 1937 and some such sporrans remain in use.






Bonnet Badge of The Liverpool Scottish, The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders 1937-1967

Liverpool Scottish Camoron bonnet Badge This badge, that of The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders with the addition of Liverpool Scottish on scrolls, was worn by The Liverpool Scottish from 1937 to 1967 when the 1st Battalion The Liverpool Scottish was disbanded and succeeded by V (The Liverpool Scottish) Company, 51st Highland Volunteers. The Cameron affiliation developed throughout the Great War and had been a very strong one since the beginning of the 1920's when Liverpool Scots began to be given Cameron Highlanders Army numbers. An identical badge was used, with screw-threaded lugs at the back,on the cantle of the silver-topped sporrans though some are still found with the badge of 10th (Scottish) Bn, The King's (Liverpool Regiment). The badge was worn in Tam O'Shanter (TOS) and in the glengarry, in both cases with the Cameron blue hackle ('plumes,blue' in the syntactically distorted language of the quartermaster's stores) since the use was approved by King George VI during the Second World War. A third lug may often be found at the base of the badge (behind the feet of St. Andrew) to secure the plume or hackle in its place behind the badge.

Line drawing courtesy of Dr Diana M Henderson



The Bonnet Badge of The Liverpool Scottish, 1993 - 2006

Identical to the original Bonnet Badge of 10th(Scottish) Battalion (above). The King's (Liverpool Regiment)

This bonnet badge combines the 'White Horse of Hanover', the then cap badge of The King's (Liverpool Regiment), with a St Andrew's Cross of two beams in saltire, an heraldic symbol of Scotland. Officers and senior NCOs may wear this badge in sterling silver, other soldiers wear it in white metal. This badge was re-adopted as the bonnet badge when V (The Liverpool Scottish) Company moved from 1st Battalion 1st Highland Volunteers to 5th/8th Battalion The King's Regiment. it went out of use on the formation of the Duke of Lancaster's Regiment when that regiment's badge was adopted with the blue hackle.






Army Reorganisation

The 10th King's badge continued to be worn by the Liverpool Scottish soldiers through a series of reorganisations that saw them become the Liverpool Scottish platoon of the King's Company of the King's and Cheshire Regiment, a T.A. hybrid battalion. On the foundation of the Duke of Lancaster's Regiment (King's, Lancashire and Border) in 2006, they adopted the Duke of Lancaster's badge with the blue hackle. For the presentation of Colours to the new Duke of Lancaster's battalions by H.M. The Queen in 2007, the black cockfeather, as used by the Royal Regiment of Scotland at royal ceremonials, was worn in place of the blue hackle.  

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