This 1921 – 1940 pattern tunic was worn by the other ranks of the 48th Highlanders, 1st Battalion, and the home battalion, during WWII for non-combat periods. Shoulder straps were sewn on and fastened with brass buttons, with enough space for a brass regimental shoulder title. Rank insignia was sewn onto the upper tunic sleeves, while trade badges and Long Service and Good Conduct stripes were placed on the lower sleeves.
This Highland pattern uniform differed in the design of the tunic and jacket to make them resemble traditional Highland ones—notably in cutting away at the front of the tunic to allow the wearing of a sporran.
A Sergeants red sash is worn across the chest from the right shoulder.