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Side drum

Used by the 42nd (Royal Highland) Regiment of Foot. Varnished wood; blue painted front painted with ‘42’ centrally on red background, surmounted by the cross of St Andrew circumscribed with motto, the whole within a gold edged crowned blue roundel inscribed with battle honours, the whole flanked by further inscription of honours; below is white scroll inscribed with regimental name and below this is a sphinx within a blue ellipse inscribed with further battle honour; metal riveted panel painted red; ten rope holes painted scarlet outside, with yellow edge and worm; natural hemp cords with buff slides; straight, plaited drag rope passing over seven cords.

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