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Tartan Details - Childers (Gurkha Rifles)

The information held within The Scottish Register of Tartans for the "Childers (Gurkha Rifles)" tartan is shown below. 

STA ref: 1090
STWR ref: 1090
Designer: MacKintosh, H.B.
Tartan date: 01/01/1907
Registration date: This tartan was recorded prior to the launch of The Scottish Register of Tartans.
Category: Military
Restrictions:
Registration notes: This tartan is a 1907 War Office creation designed by H.B. MacKintosh of Elgin (James Johnston & Co.) and is a colour variation of MacKintosh tartan. It was named for Rt. Hon. Hugh C.E. Childers who was then Secretary of State for War and is sometimes called 'Childers Universal' It was used by 1st Battalion, 1st Ghurka Rifles for plaids, ribbons and bag-covers. That which is depicted here as blue is sometimes a lighter green ('ash leaf green'). A swatch produced by Lochcarron in W.H. Johnston collection is woven with the principal green as green in one direction, but blue in other direction Sample in Scottish Tartans Authoritys Scarlett Collection. Note from JDS: 'By a great feat of confusion, ordained by the Lord Lyon (of the day) as correct for foreigners (including English) having no claim to another tartan.'
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