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Highland Military Ball Calgary 27 February 2016

Kirkhill

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Which brings us back to Rick's Highland Ball - de Chastelain started out as a boy Piper with the Calgary Highlanders and the last time he paraded with them was in 1990, as a Piper and CDS, while Her Majesty presented new colours to the Regiment.

Hope it is a great Ball Rick.
 

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E.R. Campbell said:
    Since the RN has a tartan of its own, already ...

         
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But members of the Senior Service don't wear an "RN" kilt when they have an urge to go "al fresco".  They only get to wear a kilt if they are "entitled" to wear a kilt, and then, supposedly, it is in the sett of their clan.

http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/~/media/royal%20navy%20responsive/documents/reference%20library/br%203/br3book/ch38.pdf

3812. Wearing of Civilian Clothes

. . .

d. The kilt, (Scottish, Irish, Welsh, Cornish, Manx), with appropriate socks, shoes
and accoutrements, may optionally be worn by entitled male officers, Warrant Officers
and Senior Rates when in Mess Undress, at mess functions where number 2B or 2BW
dress is ordered. Entitled female officers, Warrant Officers and Senior Rates may
similarly wear equivalent long skirts. As not part of official uniform, like mess boots
and boat cloaks, kilts will not be provided at public expense.

Of course, there is no definition of "entitled".
 

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Chris Pook said:

"Which brings us back to Rick's Highland Ball - de Chastelain started out as a boy Piper with the Calgary Highlanders and the last time he paraded with them was in 1990, as a Piper and CDS, while Her Majesty presented new colours to the Regiment."

I prefer this picture:

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"Hope it is a great Ball Rick."

I hope so too.  It looks good so far.
 
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