Superintendant in Full Dress, 1886


The scarlet tunic follows the British Dragoon pattern except that the badges of rank are still on the collar instead of the shoulder. The two stars and single sleeve knot denote his rank of superintendant. Assistant commissioners would have a crown and the commissioner a crown and star and they would have a double and triple knot respectively. These rank badges changed in 1903 and again in 1928, 1942 etc. The waistbelt was brown leather with ornate buckle. All the other belts are brown leather including the sword slings and sword knot. This was not popular and in 1890 were retained for undress while gold lace straps were used. There is no badge on the white helmet. Black boots were worn in full dress.


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by Stephen Luscombe