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WAVELL Sir Archibald, 1st Earl Wavell - Typed Letter Signed 1950 regarding the 7th Gurkhas and the Black Watch tartan

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Sir Archibald WAVELL, 1st Earl Wavell (1883-1950)

Typed Letter Signed (“Wavell”) to General Sir Sidney Kirkman, confirming that the 7th Gurkhas have permission to wear the Black Watch tartan on their pipe bags.

1 page 8vo, 23 Kingston House South, SW7, 6 February 1950.

Thank you for your letter of the 2nd February about the 7th Gurkhas. I will certainly confirm the permission granted to them in 1926 by the then Colonel of The Black Watch to wear our tartan on their pipe bags and pipe streamers.”

Wavell had served with the Black Watch during his military career, and it would appear that Kirkman, then serving as Quartermaster-General to the Forces, had enquired about this point when equipping the 7th Gurkhas.

Two small foxing marks at the top, not touching the text.


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