Tuesday, December 19, 2006

1 Kilt, 15 Soldiers - Situation Bollocksed

Great Scot! More than 5,000 Scottish soldiers of the Royal Regiment of Scotland, men who serve combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, must share only 320 kilts. Proud Scottish combat troops who wore traditional Highland tartans in battle as late as World War I, now cannot parade to the skirl o'the pipes for lack plaid.

Lt. Col. Willy Macnair, of the now defunct Queen’s Own Highlander Regiment said,

The kilt is psychologically important for the identity of Scottish soldiers. It may mean that some soldiers in this (new) regiment, by the time they leave, may never have worn it.


After centuries of service, all of the Scottish Regiments were combined into a single regiment in August 2006. The controversial mergers were done over the objections of Scottish lawmakers and veterans who had served in the S. African Anglo-Boer War and World Wars I & II. The Ministry of Defense has failed to award the tartan contract in a timely manner leaving thousands of Scottish soldiers butt-naked. The planned kilt deployment will take two years and 15,000 yards of fabric.








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11 comments:

Mike H. said...

I think that the Adobe folks were involved in the end (or final) shot. Either that or the troop was criminally out of uniform.

Off with 'is 'ead!

Don said...

That photo answers an age old question.

Indigo Red said...

Nope, Mike. That soldier is totally in uniform. Don is right - that does answer the question of what's under the kilt.

Indigo Rose said...

not quite a full monty. wonder what the evening show is like?

Gayle said...

You're kidding! I never dreamed they went naked under those things. Rather embarrassing in a high wind, don't you agree? Sheesh!

mudkitty said...

It's part of the appeal.

Indigo Red said...

A liberal AND a pervert! Will it never end?!!

Anonymous said...

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mudkitty said...

Red -
Neva! As Churchil swore.

Mike's America said...

Interesting last photo!

Merry Christmas Indigo!

dcat said...

Good thrill! Heh!

Almost as good as seeing men parading down a runway with thongs ;)

Merry Christmas Indigo!