Trumpeter 1904


The Brodrick cap was worn in the British army for a few years from 1902 but the 20th Hussars received theirs when they returned to England in 1904. This painting by Godfrey Brennen is titled Trumpeter, 20th Hussars 1904. Pictures of the regiment wearing the cap are rare and this painting, which is probably based on observation, is proof that they had a crimson cap. The undress frock is blue with brass buttons and silver shoulder chains. His trumpet cords should be green but are not clearly painted.


Regimental Details | Musicians and Trumpeters




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by Stephen Luscombe