Kilt apronsAugust 26 2002 at 4:06 PM
|Bill Alexander |
Response to Kilt Apron
Art how were these worn? Eg over all the other uniform / kilt? The images that I have seen appear to be an additional layer, worn over the kilt so that it wouldn't get muddy in the trenches.They are unclear as to how the bottom of the kilt is covered. Was it loose like an apron, or fastened in some way? Seems to be a bit of a cost in weight, wearing a double layer, especially in the wet and mud of the trenches.
As a footnote, the 97th Algonquin Rifles contributed about a company in strenght when the initial call for volunteers went out in 1914. At Valcartier they were put into the 15th. One diary comments on the fact that he and several of his buddies rued the fact that they'd be kilties. Didn't want anything to do with "that skirted uniform". He got his way and ended up in the 4th.
- Kilt apron - Michael Dorosh on Aug 26, 2002, 5:15 PM
- Kilt Apron - Art Johnson on Aug 26, 2002, 5:25 PM