Officer, India 1897


The 20th Hussars were posted to Mhow in India from 1895 to 1901. This subaltern is in review order but with a white helmet for hot climates instead of the fur busby. There is a gilt spike on top of the helmet. The cap lines were brought round under the left arm to hook onto the second button on his tunic. The dark looking horsehair throat plume is in fact yellow, and the leopard skin saddle cover has a crimson edge. The sword and dress sabretache hang from a web belt worn under the tunic. His breeches have gold stripes and his boots have a gold boss on the front. An illustration based on this photo was published in Military Modelling magazine.

Illustration by Doug Hagger in Military Modelling November 1993


Regimental Details | Uniforms




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by Stephen Luscombe