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    The Drum Major is Cameron Highlanders then it looks like 4 ranks of B.W. 4 ranks of Seaforths? then 4 ranks of Camerons?
    Highland Division P&D?
    That church in the background should be identifiable.



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    I recognise that BW Pipe Major! Will check my database and get back to you. Another cracking photograph.

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    I think this is the combined bands of the 64th Division and the Location is the South side of Norwich Cathedral. If you look at Goole street view, you will see that the scene has not changed much apart from the ivy has been removed from the building on the left. This is the first good clear photo I have seen of any of the bands in Norwich and is a very important photo when trying to ID the BW Pipers. Thank you very much for posting it.

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    Thank you for finding out where it was taken.
    regards Ron.

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    Here is a closer pic of the PM.

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    Hi Ron,
    I am sure that is the Pipe Major of the 2/4th Bn. The 4th battalion, and it's second line battalion was the only TF battalions which wore standard Black Watch Piper's sword belt fittings. The other TF battalions all wore fitting's of their own unique pattern. It gets a bit more confusing when you get to the 3rd Line TF bands as they seem to have worn a real mix of items!
    As part of the Black Watch Pipers Project, we have a photo of this Pipie taken in Perth in August 1915, on a 1st Year of War parade and he also appears in a newspaper article from the same year.
    Next time I am visiting my wife's family in Norfolk, I will pop in to Norwich and try and get a then and now photo.
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    Yes you can just make out T/4/RH shoulder title on the PM.
    The 2/4TH RH joined the 91st (2nd Seaforth & Cameron Highlanders) Brigade in November 1915 disbanded December 1917.
    Ron.

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    Large card issued by the Royal Mail in 2002 Piper Muir of the 42nd.

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    Dunalistair, Broughty Ferry Aug 1928.
    Message reads, This is where I am spending my holiday but it is raining today.
    We have plenty of company here, so do not worry.
    Kindest regards J.Spence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ronmarsden View Post
    Dunalistair, Broughty Ferry Aug 1928.
    Message reads, This is where I am spending my holiday but it is raining today.
    We have plenty of company here, so do not worry.
    Kindest regards J.Spence.
    Ron This may be the old soldier rest home at Broughty Ferry Where RSM Davie Grant was in charge of when he left the Dundee Recruiting office. I am sure others on here will know

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