|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.
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