Royal Artillery


Gunner, Royal Garrison Artillery, c1889


Garrison artillerymen wore trousers instead of breeches and boots like their horse-riding counterparts in the RFA (Royal Field Artillery). His shoulder strap would have SD, ED or WD according to whether he was part of the Southern, Eastern or Western Division. Below that would be the number of his company. On his left sleeve is a good conduct stripe. He holds a Martini-Henry rifle.



Post-1850 Uniforms | Uniforms | Regimental details




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by Stephen Luscombe