Officers in India 1866

The group photo was taken at Campbellpore in 1866, and this reproduction was published in The Hawks, A Short History of the 14th/20th King's Hussars by Bryan Perrett. There are a variety of types of dress with one officer wearing the tall busby of the early period. Most are wearing the blue pill-box forage cap with gold lace and braiding on top, differing in height and shape. Some officers are in stable dress, some in frockcoats while others are in dress tunics. There are at least three sabretaches. The commanding officer at this time was Henry James Stannus who later rose to the rank of General. He is probably the man seated in the middle wearing a pill-box cap. The officer next to him has a white beard and a fine array of medals.

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by Stephen Luscombe