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OUR LONDON CORRESPONDENT.…

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NEWS NOTES.

A KHAKI KILT.

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A KHAKI KILT. The losses of the Gordon Highlanders in the battle of Jiiandslaagte were quite exceptional, and those who have tried to account for it have suggested that the kilt and sporran offered a splendid target to the enemy. With regard to this Lord Archibald Campbell re- marks Machine gun fire is nowadays so deadly that it would seem to be absolutely needful that the troops be rendered as invisible as possible." As regards the Highland regiments, his lordship does not agree with those who advocate discarding the kilt when in face of the enemy. As he offers two reasons why he considers it would be a mistake. In the first place, it is, he contends, a dress that cannot be beaten for marching in, and, secondly, it keeps the stomach." There is no difficulty at all," says his lordship, in meeting the question. For active service a khaki kilt, hose to match, and brown flax spats or gaiters is the dress to be worn. A tartan backed by a fawn colour is easily made, but it is rather too heavy. It would be wiser to adopt a khaki kilt at once. The kilt would be of serge khaki colour, and as warm as the tartan, which also at most clothiers' is classified as serge. "We keep khaki kits for the British troops," he points out, let us do the same for the Highland regiments. They can wear the tartan for home ser- vice, but to abandon wearing a good marching dress, and one invaluable for warmth would be a blunder that all cf us would deplore, and many of us would resist. All of us," adds his lordship, have lost friends or relations in the recent fighting, and as the men them- selves cannot move in such matters, it behoves us so to do."

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