The feather bonnet is a type of military headdress used mainly by the Scottish Highland infantry regiments of the British Army from about 1763 until the outbreak of World War I. It is now mostly worn by pipers and drummers in various bands throughout the world. It is also worn in a similar fashion by regiments in various Commonwealth armies.
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... The Feather Bonnet has been used by all of the Scottish highland regiments at one point or the other ... Despite its elaborate appearance, the feather bonnet is a highly practical piece of military gear, as it is lightweight and the internal cage offers protection from blows ... William Gordon-Alexander describes the feather bonnet as follows “ Not only the most sensible head-dress in the British army as a protection against sword-cuts but also ...
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