Letter: Kilt camouflage

I was intrigued to read in your Scotland at War supplement (13 November) that the "aprons" sometimes worn over the Jocks' kilts were "to protect their kilts".

I believe they were rather to protect themselves. My father fought in the trenches for four years with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, and he told me his khaki "apron" was needed at times for very necessary camouflage, especially when they crawled out in to the mud of no-man's land and had to assess enemy trenches, as he did.

I have a photograph of him wearing his "apron".

Lynne Arnott

Redford Loan