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The Invergordon Archive

Tony Mitchell
The Invergordon Archive
Tony Mitchell

This connects with picture #1322 and shows Sgt. A. Mitchell (Tony) and an unknown colleague at TA Camp.

(The date of the picture is unknown - Ste Admin.)
Picture added on 08 March 2010 at 17:02
Comments:
Doug, you would know this. Tony is wearing a shoulder sash. What did this indicate?
Added by Harry O'Neill on 11 March 2010
On behalf of Anthony Mitchell Jnr, the sash meant that it had to be worn when leaving camp. It also had to be used in conjunction with a walking out stick as far as I know.
Added by Rognvald Mitchell on 20 March 2010
Interesting about the walking stick. I have a photo of my father taken at the Seaforth camp in 1928 and he has a stick under his arm. As he was not an officer I was puzzled by this but Rognvald has enlightened me!
Added by Bill Geddes on 22 March 2010
The sash is normally worn when either on parade or you are on regimental duties.
Added by Doug Will on 22 March 2010
This is my father William Ross (Decco).
Added by Shirley Ross on 01 May 2010
This is really exciting.......Tony is my nan's brother, so my great uncle. I haven't been able to find much info on Tony's service years. I love seeing these old photos, thanks David for posting it, what's your connection to the photo?
Added by Hilary on 08 May 2010
The sash says that he was a Colour Sergeant, but not certain. Proud to say I knew them both.
Added by David Gow on 10 May 2010
The other Sergeant is my father William Ross (Deco). He is the only Seaforth Highlander to get the long service Medal.
Added by Linda on 13 May 2010
Hi Hilary, I knew them both, and they were barmen. Tony was a barman in the Royal Hotel, Deco was in the Marine Hotel......many happy times.
Added by David Gow on 14 May 2010
In this picture both men are Sergeants. Nowadays the sash is worn when either on parade or when on Regimental duties. The stick or cane is also carried when on regimental duties. The stick is very seldom used when off duty and never during my long service was it used when going out of camp - though I think that before the war this was part of the walking out dress, but nowadays most servicemen wear civvies when off duty.
Added by Doug Will on 15 May 2010
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