Second Life Guards


Spooner Print, 1832


The accuracy of detail in this series of prints has always been a great help to students of military uniform. The bearskin cap was still in use by this time, but the helmet was also used. The officer in this print wears buckskin breeches and highly polished jackboots. There is no sabretache but his sword is the pattern used at Waterloo 17 years earlier (see Household Cavalry sword 1815). The shabraque still has the bomb badge of the 2nd Life Guards, now with a number 2. This badge is repeated on the turnbacks of his coatee, just visible in this print. Also of note is the blue flask cord on his gold lace pouchbelt. This was brought in c1829.


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by Stephen Luscombe