Leatherneck (n.) – a slang term for a US Marine, derived from the leather neck piece worn on the Marines uniforms in the 19th century.
This tartan was designed by Bob Hall and R.H. MacLeod. The Red and Yellow colors in the sett symbolize the colors of the Corps’ Battle Flag. The Green color memorializes the color of the Corps’ herringbone utility uniform worn by Marines in their iconic and heroic island-hopping campaigns of World War II. The Blue color symbolizes the close partnership of the Marine Corps with the U.S.Navy and the Corps’ historic legacy as Warriors from the Sea. The Marine Corps ‘Leathernecks’ tartan was accredited with the Scottish Tartans Society in 1985