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by Neil Johnston
Mon Aug 05, 2013 3:11 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Flodden event
Replies: 9
Views: 5141

Re: Flodden event

Massive thank you to Tod and Angie and all those other members of WOTR groups who assisted them, for putting together the Flodden 500th Anniversary event this weekend past.Thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it and had an absolute ball in a beautiful part of the world. I'd also like to thank all my c...
by Neil Johnston
Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:26 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: prices and wages
Replies: 6
Views: 2215

Re: prices and wages

Oh I've managed to find the details....anything other than work on a Monday morning!! Okay Here is what I have so far regarding the daily rates of pay in the Appin Regiment from a list in the Order Book dated 3rd November 1745. It seemes to be an account and receipt to show money spent in a return t...
by Neil Johnston
Mon Apr 23, 2012 8:59 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: prices and wages
Replies: 6
Views: 2215

Re: prices and wages

The Appin Regiment's orderly book (possibly still available as a back number of their magazine from the Stewart Society in Edinburgh) also gives the rates of pay of a Jacobite soldier....or what he was supposed to have got anyway!! If you can't find it PM me and I'll try to find the info..... Cheers...
by Neil Johnston
Thu Mar 31, 2011 9:33 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Early Tudor
Replies: 15
Views: 3048

Re: Early Tudor

"Red and green should ne'er be seen except upon an Irish queen" :P Only joking Tod looks very nice..............Is it for the earlier Flooden period or mid 16th century (never Tudor in Scotland we had the wonderful Stewarts/Stuarts or various Regents instead :roll:) I know there are differ...
by Neil Johnston
Wed Feb 09, 2011 2:21 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: 1618-1648 sword or rapier hanger
Replies: 77
Views: 16213

Re: 1618-1648 sword or rapier hanger

Interesting on Monaltries Andy.... I don't suppose you have any of the info to hand.........I know I never seem to have when anybody asks. 8-) I'm still searching for a reference I found for a civil war period Highland( Clanranald) musketeer wearing a helmet that I promised Mike Netten before Christ...
by Neil Johnston
Tue Feb 08, 2011 1:16 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: 1618-1648 sword or rapier hanger
Replies: 77
Views: 16213

Re: 1618-1648 sword or rapier hanger

Oh sure Steve, I would agree those joining the Strathbogie regiment would have been issued with more "uniform" kit without a doubt but the smaller Gordon detachments/regiments such as Minimores or Monaltries may have been completely highland in nature and appearance....more akin to say som...
by Neil Johnston
Tue Feb 08, 2011 10:45 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: 1618-1648 sword or rapier hanger
Replies: 77
Views: 16213

Re: 1618-1648 sword or rapier hanger

Hi Steve I understand the perception is of the Gordon's regiments as regular Lowland regiments raised from the more easterly areas and I think a goood part of their units were. However as I was discussing with Andy the Gordon family held a vast swathe of land which did include many "highland ar...
by Neil Johnston
Mon Feb 07, 2011 2:35 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: 1618-1648 sword or rapier hanger
Replies: 77
Views: 16213

Re: 1618-1648 sword or rapier hanger

I see where you are coming from Andy. :) No I have seen no references to them being dressed as what we would consider a distinctively highland body although Ruthven does pick them out as highland troops, he was a Gordon himself though so could have known the personalities involved rather than recogn...
by Neil Johnston
Mon Feb 07, 2011 1:45 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: 1618-1648 sword or rapier hanger
Replies: 77
Views: 16213

Re: 1618-1648 sword or rapier hanger

Hi Andy mate Not so sure about them being Lowland, as a clan as a whole entity maybe yes, they did come from the border area originally and the gentry are certainly not Q Celts per se but I'm sure Minimore's men and other are described at Alford as highlanders by Gordon of Ruthven, in fact I dug aro...
by Neil Johnston
Fri Jan 14, 2011 4:26 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Gordon's Strathbogie regiment
Replies: 3
Views: 2289

Re: Gordon's Strathbogie regiment

Hi There Iago Although Spalding was only published in the 1790s in book form as far as I am aware the manuscript dated from the 1640s/50s. I think that it is mentioned in the Introduction to the book. I don't think there is any doubt as to Spalding's Memorials being a contemporary document the last ...
by Neil Johnston
Thu Sep 23, 2010 10:52 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: BATTLE OF PRESTONPANS 2010
Replies: 21
Views: 4276

Re: BATTLE OF PRESTONPANS 2010

No worries Vic, I'll get back in touch with you about it after this weekend. I hadn't thought about getting one brought this weekend until you posted here!!! :) Enjoy Delft, only been once but as I recall it was a lovely town with plenty to see and do....... even the pottery factory wasn't too bad f...
by Neil Johnston
Thu Sep 23, 2010 1:43 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: BATTLE OF PRESTONPANS 2010
Replies: 21
Views: 4276

Re: BATTLE OF PRESTONPANS 2010

I'll be there Saturday and Sunday with a good 10 to 15 from Glenbuckets (Loudouns, ECWS in their 18thC guise)
Looking forward to seeing you all there

Are you going Vic I need to have a chat about buying a French soldiers pack from you?
Cheers
Neil
by Neil Johnston
Tue Aug 31, 2010 1:22 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Flodden kit and info please
Replies: 93
Views: 21898

Re: Flodden kit and info please

Looks like we might be going to be busy Andy,
Flodden 2013, Bannockburn 2014 and what with that wee Belgian event the year after plus rumours of Preston/Sherrifmuir towards the end of that year too.
Better start being nice to the wife now!! :D
Cheers
Neil
by Neil Johnston
Sun Aug 29, 2010 8:25 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Flodden kit and info please
Replies: 93
Views: 21898

Re: Flodden kit and info please

Of course Nigel,
I reckon you guys all know the situation well enough and are going about the whole thing the right way.
I agree that it would be a terrible shame if the anniversary passed by without even an attempt to do something memorable.
Cheers
Neil
by Neil Johnston
Fri Aug 27, 2010 2:05 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Flodden kit and info please
Replies: 93
Views: 21898

Re: Flodden kit and info please

A slight note of caution Flodden is held in the memory of the Scottish Borders and it's people in a way that is not too dissimilar to the view of Culloden in the Highlands. Whether rightly or wrongly they could be touchy about the whole thing. Commemorations are one thing but recreations of the slau...
by Neil Johnston
Mon Aug 23, 2010 1:46 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Flodden kit and info please
Replies: 93
Views: 21898

Re: Flodden kit and info please

Come, come Mr Robertson, You know all Jacobites only wore waistcoats with their Daz bright white shirts. Tod the other book on Flodden I have is the old Charles Kightley one. it has a few pictures but I would imagine it is slightly dated also. I wouldn't class the kit as Tudor per se more "very...
by Neil Johnston
Thu Jul 01, 2010 9:06 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: BATTLE OF PRESTONPANS 2010
Replies: 21
Views: 4276

Re: BATTLE OF PRESTONPANS 2010

Phil the Grips wrote:It's the only event where I can travel direct from my front door to the battlefield using my bus pass!


Bus pass.............you look so much younger too Phil!!! 8-)
by Neil Johnston
Wed Jun 30, 2010 10:06 am
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: How to carry a claymore?
Replies: 20
Views: 8729

Re: How to carry a claymore?

Hi Tod That's good, it's for show any way. "This is a claymore, that is a basket hilted broad sword". Remember that in general 18thC Gaelic the use of claymore or "claidheamh mor" did signify a basket hilt sword as well as an "actual" claymore if you know what I mean, i...
by Neil Johnston
Wed Oct 07, 2009 11:26 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: What roles for Women in Late 18thC Military?
Replies: 15
Views: 2657

And you too modest to mention your own starring role in said publication as well Redders?? :)
I assume it's you anyway doing some sort of militia type role..... I've just realised I've never ever seen you wearing anything other than a grenadiers uniform!!! :shock:
Cheers
Neil
by Neil Johnston
Wed Jun 24, 2009 10:22 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Just in case you missed them: Urquhart (SK) Photos
Replies: 5
Views: 2360

Hi Alan
I'll be taking part at Lanark with ECWS although Battlescar/Northern Alliance are going as well... they are concentrating on medieval/viking? this time around anyway.
I reckon the changes would be too long to try and do both :)
Cheers
Neil
by Neil Johnston
Tue Jun 23, 2009 12:41 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Just in case you missed them: Urquhart (SK) Photos
Replies: 5
Views: 2360

Hi Alan
I'm sure Stevie would tell you he brings style to every occasion 8)
Nice use of the small print as well.....at his age he'll never be able to read it!!! :lol:
Are you doing Lanark again this year??
Cheers
Neil
by Neil Johnston
Mon Jun 22, 2009 2:17 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Aviemore Jacobite Event:YouTube
Replies: 4
Views: 1830

Ah Andy
You're more Weeed to Bill and Ben in that picture!!!
:lol:

So Ian that's why you never stood beside me at Urquhart....now I understand .....I just thought it was the smell :(
Cheers
Neil
by Neil Johnston
Wed Jun 17, 2009 11:31 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Just in case you missed them: Urquhart (SK) Photos
Replies: 5
Views: 2360

Just in case you missed them: Urquhart (SK) Photos

Here is a selection of photos from what was an absolutely cracking event at Urquhart Castle. 8)

http://www.chadan.co.uk/Albums/090607Ur ... index.html
Great time was had by all
Cheers
Neil
by Neil Johnston
Tue Jun 16, 2009 8:18 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Urquhart Castle 6th/ 7th June(SK)
Replies: 2
Views: 952

Urquhart Castle 6th/ 7th June(SK)

Here is a selction of photos from what was an absolutely cracking event at Urquhart Castle. 8)

http://www.chadan.co.uk/Albums/090607Ur ... index.html
Great time was had by all :)
Cheers
Neil
by Neil Johnston
Wed Jun 10, 2009 11:12 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Beaten into submisson - Warwear
Replies: 24
Views: 4343

Andy Urquhart was excellent. pub was great, company great....top notch really! Weather was bizzarely cold and wet at night(4oC on Sat) but sunny and warm during the day. As usual we were garrisoning the castle against the Covenanters. I think I fired 40 odd shots on Saturday and the same or possibly...
by Neil Johnston
Tue Jun 09, 2009 1:23 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Beaten into submisson - Warwear
Replies: 24
Views: 4343

Hey Tod Working your way to the front of the queue while I'm away at events!!! :P Hi Julie Good news indeed. I'm just back from the SK event at Urquhart Castle that you guys were at last time and may well be looking for some additions to my kit. Will get in touch once I've worked out the details. Ch...
by Neil Johnston
Thu Jun 04, 2009 8:06 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Late 17th c groups
Replies: 54
Views: 8200

Hi Henrik could be either Andy or Tod have the most kit of anybody I know. Andy might shade it due to the horsey bits. I'll be thinking of you all as I man the soggy ramparts of Urquhart. Even the Bairn's Airm is otherwise detained this time. I'll take a pot shot or two at Nessie for you. :? Cheers ...
by Neil Johnston
Thu Jun 04, 2009 3:41 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Late 17th c groups
Replies: 54
Views: 8200

Hi Andy You know I hadn't thought, I quite fancy grenadier but those wee caps always look a bit odd!! Maybe just hatman after all. I should see most of the guys this weekend at Urquhart so I'll let you know on my return. Henrik I've also expanded kit-wise to the parents' and mother in law's attics n...
by Neil Johnston
Thu Jun 04, 2009 3:10 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Late 17th c groups
Replies: 54
Views: 8200

Tod Receiving kit insults from the costume collector, the material meister, the one and only king of kit. I can hardly believe it!!:shock: I am but an apprentice at the feet of the master A worn out/distressed frock coat......just give to Henrik in a tent with a bottle of whisky........ et voila!! O...
by Neil Johnston
Wed Jun 03, 2009 10:51 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Late 17th c groups
Replies: 54
Views: 8200

Hi Andy The last time I was on a horse was Edinburgh Zoo in about 1976. I much prefer watching or running away from them :D It has to be said the light dragoon outfit is one of the nicest of Napoleonic uniforms though..............except from any French one obviously :wink: Let me know when Dumbarto...

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