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Started by Techno, 22 August 2018, 01:30:39 PM

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Quote from: fsn on 02 April 2019, 08:13:56 PM
I'be had a look at some of my sources, and no stirrups for Persians in the C5 BC.

Later on they talk about armoured saddles that curve over the thighs, but no stirrups.

I thought all your knowledge od stirrups came from the dungeon of Miss Whiplash! ;)
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Techno

We've got one old stirrup which is bent out of shape, from when one of the old horses did a 'Heigh-ho Silver' and crashed down on his side. :o

Cheers - Phil

Techno

Right then.

What's the correct name of the 'bow' that was used by soldiers in the 18th and 19th C (I think) to form the hair over the nape of the neck into a little 'pony tail' ?

Hope that makes sense.

Cheers - Phil

mmcv

I think the hairstyle you're talking about was called a "queue" but not sure there was an official name for the ribbon or leather cord they used to tie it.

fsn

i think the ribbons are called ... ribbons.
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Techno

Queue seems to be the right term for the hairstyle.  :)

Thanks both !!

Cheers - Phil

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Held in place with tar, and whitend with lime if I recall correctly. tar was supposed to keep the lice and fleas down !
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fsn

... and protection on the back of the uniform to keep the jacket clean.

As worn by the Royal Welch Fusiliers.

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Techno

Do any other regiments use that as a 'nod' to their past ?

About twenty years ago, I an remember asking a young lad in uniform what that 'bit' represented...and he said about keeping the jacket clean from tar.

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fsn

No, I think the RWF were the only ones.
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From memory they got the order late  - several years - either that or it took a long time to translate form a proper language into welsh. That's why they still wear the ribbons.
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Yes. They were in Canada and missed the memo.
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Quote from: ianrs54 on 19 April 2019, 12:12:43 PM
From memory they got the order late  - several years - either that or it took a long time to translate form a proper language into welsh. That's why they still wear the ribbons.

Proper language ?

The English couldn't even spell 'Welsh' correctly.....And **** knows what they do to their 'own' language nowadays.  :P ;)

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In some armies eelskin was used to form the queue.
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