Feather Hackle - Red - 3 SCOTS

SKU: 660003/001

The red hackle worn by 3 SCOTS originates from an action of the 42nd at Geldermalsen on 5th January 1795. Later that year, on the King's Birthday, there was a parade at Royston, Hertfordshire, when a red hackle was distributed to every man on parade. But it was not until 1822 that an order from the Adjutant-General confirmed that only the 42nd would have the privilege of wearing the red vulture feather in their bonnets.