Gordon Highlanders Regimental Pipe Major’s insignia are something we have supplied to the British army and private clients for 20 years. The Pipe Major’s No1 dress insignia are based on an archer green uniform with gold - gilt insignia. We offer all the insignia from our online shop by mail order direct from Scotland - The home of the Gordon Highlanders.
Right sleeve, sleeve insignia layout from the top down.
Gordon Highlanders - The Highlanders Pipe Major’s Bydand Stag Sleeve Crest in gold wire and silk embroidery - on dark Archer green felt.
Army gold wire embroidery Gordon Highlanders Pipe Major’s bagpipe wreath - on dark Archer green felt.
Army WO2 rank crown for WO2's - Gold and silks - on Archer green felt.
Army gold braid Gordon Highlanders Pipe Major’s rank stripes - on dark Archer green felt.
Pipe Major Appointment
The Pipe Major is the leading musician of a pipe band, whether military or civilian. Like the appointment of drum major, the position is derived from British Army traditions. During the early twentieth century, the term sergeant piper was used instead. The Pipe Major is often assisted by a Pipe Sergeant, who has similar duties in the band and leads the band in the absence of the Pipe Major.
A Pipe Major's position is an appointment and not a rank. An appointee is required to have attained the rank of at least sergeant and to have successfully completed the pipe major's course at the Army School of Bagpipe Music and Highland Drumming. A Pipe Major may subsequently be promoted to staff sergeant / colour sergeant, warrant officer class 2 WO2 , and rarely warrant officer class 1 WO1.