The Uniform of the London Scottish 1859-1959 Book + Ephemera. The book belonged to former Pipe Major of the regiment PM Chris MacPherson personal piper to Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother.
Vintage book in used condition with various ephemera in the form of vintage postcards, drum sticker. Inscribed inside by Pipe Major MacPherson.
The London Scottish was a Volunteer infantry regiment of the British Army. Formerly a regiment, the unit is now ‘A’ (London Scottish) Company of the London Regiment. The regiment was founded on the formation of the Volunteer Force in 1860. Originally as part of the Volunteer Force sponsored by The Highland Society of London and The Caledonian Society of London, a group of individual Scots raised The London Scottish Rifle Volunteers under the command of Lt Col Lord Elcho, later The Earl of Wemyss and March. The regiment became the 7th (London Scottish) Middlesex Volunteer Rifle Corps and then, in 1908, the 14th (County of London) Battalion, London Regiment (London Scottish).
The complete roll of Personal Pipers to H.M. Queen Elizabeth, Queen Mother
|Appointment||Name||Additional Military Affiliation*|
|1||1953||Sgt. (later Pipe Major) Leslie V.N. de Laspee†||King’s Own Scottish Borderers|
|2||1975||Pipe Major D. Duncan†||The Royal Air Force|
|3||1985||Pipe Major John F.J. Spoore||The Gordon Highlanders|
|4||1990||Pipe Major Ian L. King||(Just reserve service.)|
|5||1999||Pipe Major Christopher Macpherson||(Just reserve service.)|
|6||Jan. 2001||Pipe Major John Bracken||(Just reserve service.)|