Officer and Other Ranks 1891


This water-colour illustration by Simkin was the basis for a litho print which was published in 1895. They are wearing the fur busby introduced in 1890 and we can see the difference between the astrakan busby of the officer, with tall plume of black egret feathers over scarlet vulture feathers, and the short horse-hair plume of the bugler and the rifleman. These black over red plumes compare with the early 20th century busbies that had red over black. The officer has the regimental pattern patrol jacket which is similar to the undress tunic apart from the cuff decoration and the mohair braid edging to the front edges and skirts.

The other ranks have a frock which is decorated with red piping on the cuff and base of the collar. The bugler has no wings on his shoulder but red KRR embroidered on the shoulder straps. The rifleman has no equipment apart from the slung water-bottle.


Uniforms | Regimental Details




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by Stephen Luscombe