Tuesday, March 25, 2003

The Pipes of War: Trading Royal Stuart for Desert Camo

"My pipes are all important to me and I always have them with me.
"But whether I have the chance to play them if we go into Iraq is another question.
"Normally, they are in the Royal Stewart tartan but I decided to cover them in desert camouflage so they wouldn't stick out too much."

The article refers to a picture on the front page of the Scottish Daily Record showing Corporal Jimmy Johnston of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards playing his pipes atop his tank in the Kuwaiti desert. The pipes are still involved even if no longer in front of the line.