7th Hussars


Private 1858


This is how the men of the 7th looked during the Indian Mutiny (see 'Pursuit of Rebels'). The overalls are the booted, reinforced trousers worn on home service. The jacket is a for-runner of the khaki uniform that did not become official until half way through the Egyptian campaign of 1882-9. The back view gives us a good view of the way the pouchbelt doubled as a carbine sling. The sword is slung from belts attached to a waistbelt under the jacket. On his head is a curious 'turban' based on the peakless forage cap.



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by Stephen Luscombe