Original Scottish WWII Era Sporran with Regimental Badge - The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
Original Item: Only One Available. Here we have a standard WWII Era Scottish Military Sporran, a standard part of the traditional military dress of all Scottish "Highland" regiments. The name itself translates to "Purse" in Scottish Gaelic and Irish, and is a pouch that performs the same function as pockets on the pocketless kilt. Made of leather or fur, the ornamentation of the sporran is chosen to complement the formality of dress worn with it. The sporran is worn on a leather strap or chain, conventionally positioned in front of the groin of the wearer.
This fine WWII Era sporran is constructed from leather faced with black horse hair and white horsehair whisks. It has a standard brass back plate and the silvered regimental badge of the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders, showing St. Andrew, holding a cross, surrounded by a Thistle Wreath. These are the two major heraldic symbols for Scotland.
The rear of the sporran is leather, with the standard two belt loops at the top above a leather document & change purse, the leather in very good condition. A wonderful display item for any household with Scottish roots!
More on the Cameron Highlanders:
The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders or 79th (The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders) Regiment of Foot was a line infantry regiment of the British Army up until 1961, when it was amalgamated with other highland regiments. They were originally formed as the 79th Regiment of Foot (Cameronian Volunteers) on 17 August 1793 at Fort William from among the members of the Clan Cameron by Sir Alan Cameron of Erracht.
The unit proceeded to see service during the Napoleonic Wars, Crimean War, and the Indian rebellion, before seeing service in North Africa. They later saw service in both WWI & WWII, become a very highly decorated regiment.
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