Other Rank, Drill Order c1905


The 20th returned to Britain in 1904 and were stationed at Brighton, with a detachment at Canterbury. This soldier is dressed in the dark blue home service uniform for normal day wear on duty. It was almost obsolete by this stage as it had been replaced by khaki but it was still used for walking out and other duties. The undress frock was the basis for the present day no.1 dress, including the shoulder chains that became the distinction of the cavalry. He wears dress breeches with double yellow stripes down the side, and knee boots. He has the old-style pill-box forage cap which was replaced by the Broderick cap around this time. The sword is the 1899 pattern which was replaced after 1908 by the final and most effective cavalry sword.


Regimental Details | Uniforms




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by Stephen Luscombe