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Re: A Sergeants Baton
« Reply #9 on: Thursday 24 April 08 21:02 BST (UK) »
Hi Scrim et al !!

Anyone reading Wiki surely understands the concept....sorry if I lead anyone astray.

Officers canes (proper title) and the like are not rattan...they are cane...Clue is in the name... ::) ::
 

Then made of what ???

Oh how I love these subjects  ;D

How would one distinguish between a Swagger, Officers Cane and a Pace Stick ? Please ?

Wendi

Not your fault Wendi... ;)

Well the answer is easy!

An officers cane is a piece of bamboo covered in leather

A Walking Out Stick / Cane/ "Swagger Stick" is like this...

One more charge and then be dumb,
            When the forts of Folly fall,
        May the victors when they come
            Find my body near the wall.

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Re: A Sergeants Baton
« Reply #10 on: Thursday 24 April 08 21:03 BST (UK) »
And the Pace Stick is thus....
One more charge and then be dumb,
            When the forts of Folly fall,
        May the victors when they come
            Find my body near the wall.

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Re: A Sergeants Baton
« Reply #11 on: Thursday 24 April 08 21:07 BST (UK) »
Oh thanks ! 'specially for the Pace Stick pic, it all makes so much sense......

A pic says 1,000 words

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Re: A Sergeants Baton
« Reply #12 on: Thursday 24 April 08 21:17 BST (UK) »
Yep

The Pace Stick one of the 3 aids to drill, "the drum, the metronome and the pace stick"  :)

Reid: Nicol: Peterhead and Aberdeen
McDonald: Greig: Milne: Aberdeenshire
Moreland: Lanarkshire, Whitehaven in Cumbria and Ireland
Cunningham: Lanarkshire, Cumbria and Ireland
Halliday: Falkirk, Stirlingshire and Ireland
Redpath: Stirlingshire and Banbridge
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Re: A Sergeants Baton
« Reply #13 on: Thursday 24 April 08 21:28 BST (UK) »

Can I hijack this thread?

What is he holding?  It's not a Pace Stick/Cane/Baton etc.   but a .............?

Still trying to identify this chap!



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Howard , Viney , Kingsman, Pain/e, Rainer/ Rayner, Barham, George, Wakeling (Catherine), Vicary (Frederick)   all LDN area/suburbs  Ottley/ MDX,
Henman/ KNT   Gandy/LDN before 1830  Burgess/LDN
Barham/SFK   Rainer/CAN (Toronto) Gillians/CAN  Sturgeon/CAN (Vancouver)
Bailey/LDN Page/KNT   Paling/WA (var)



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Re: A Sergeants Baton
« Reply #14 on: Thursday 24 April 08 21:38 BST (UK) »
Ummmm

Jam pot cuffs, belt from the 1888 valise equipment....Line infantry...Boy/private soldier....

Walking Out Stick...
One more charge and then be dumb,
            When the forts of Folly fall,
        May the victors when they come
            Find my body near the wall.

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Re: A Sergeants Baton
« Reply #15 on: Thursday 24 April 08 21:42 BST (UK) »

Thanks scrimnet;  I was curious because it did not look like the other stick shown above.

Walking Out Stick;  to make him look smart but is of no use?


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Howard , Viney , Kingsman, Pain/e, Rainer/ Rayner, Barham, George, Wakeling (Catherine), Vicary (Frederick)   all LDN area/suburbs  Ottley/ MDX,
Henman/ KNT   Gandy/LDN before 1830  Burgess/LDN
Barham/SFK   Rainer/CAN (Toronto) Gillians/CAN  Sturgeon/CAN (Vancouver)
Bailey/LDN Page/KNT   Paling/WA (var)



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Re: A Sergeants Baton
« Reply #16 on: Thursday 24 April 08 21:47 BST (UK) »
Indeed...It's an affectation to impress the ladies and look good...
One more charge and then be dumb,
            When the forts of Folly fall,
        May the victors when they come
            Find my body near the wall.

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Re: A Sergeants Baton
« Reply #17 on: Thursday 24 April 08 21:48 BST (UK) »
Yep

Walking out stick.
Reid: Nicol: Peterhead and Aberdeen
McDonald: Greig: Milne: Aberdeenshire
Moreland: Lanarkshire, Whitehaven in Cumbria and Ireland
Cunningham: Lanarkshire, Cumbria and Ireland
Halliday: Falkirk, Stirlingshire and Ireland
Redpath: Stirlingshire and Banbridge
McKay: