Royal Horse Guards


Corporals of Horse, 1896


Two styles of barrack wear are shown here in a painting by Pierre Turner. The man on the left is a Corporal of Horse Rough Rider as denoted by the 'spur' badge over his stripes. There are three stripes for his rank as he is the equivalent of a sergeant in a line regiment. The crown is a household cavalry NCO's arm badge. All these badges are in gold on red backing. Rough Rider is a cavalry term for a riding instructor. The other man is in full dress dismounted order apart from his pillbox cap. His tunic is the same as the one shown in this section apart from the Physical Training instructor's badge on his sleeve.


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by Stephen Luscombe