2nd Life Guards


Officer's Pouch, 1820 - 1835 Officer's Pouch, 1835 - 1855


The first pouch worn by the Life guards followed the pattern of the sabretache in having the garter staron a trophy of arms on blue velvet. The pouch with it's belt and waist girdle belonged to Capt. Montague Lind, killed at Waterloo.
The next pattern of pouch carried the battle honours 'Waterloo' and 'Peninsula' and again, like the sabretache, had a change of lace pattern to the oak-leaf design. This pattern lasted until 1855, apart from the change in the crown.
The final pattern of pouch is still in use today. It is a plain black leather item with gilt reverse LG cypher. Again, only the crown changed with the sovereign.



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by Stephen Luscombe