National Geographic : 1946 May
Bernd Lohse from Three Lions School Lets Out in Musselburgh. Happy Children Follow Drummer and Pipers as Americans Would aCircus Parade Carrying his staff, the drum major wears a feather bonnet, red jacket, plaid (cloak), kilt, white gauntlets, pipe-clay belt, half hose, spats, and brogues. Abrooch is clasped on his shoulder. His sporran, or ornamental purse, holds down the kilt on windy days. Kilts, so prominent inWorld War I,were reserved for ceremonies in 1940-45, as the bright tartans proved too conspicuous. Kilted pipers played some Highlanders into battle, however.