Officers and Other Ranks, Undress 1840


It is not clear when the Scots Fusilier Guards started to wear the forage cap with diced band, probably in 1838. In this painting by M A Hayes the men have forage caps with plain black peaks, brass badges and chin straps. The officers have the same pattern forage caps as the other Guards regiments with a black silk band. The frockcoat is dark blue with black mohair lace and braid. A black leather belt is worn over the crimson sash.

The other ranks are in summer drill order with white trousers and buff coloured jackets. A corporal has black stripes on both sleeves. The men are stacking arms in groups of three. The brass belt-plates and buckles are clearly depicted, there being two on the pouch belt. The pouch has a long flap and a brass badge, while the badge on the black knapsack is painted on. The mess tins are carried on top in a light coloured cover.


Uniforms | Regimental Details




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by Stephen Luscombe