Sabretache 1830


In 1830 the regular army regiments were ordered to have gold lace and buttons on their uniforms and accoutrements. The facings remained black velvet but the sabretache had to be re-embroidered in gold.  At the same time the cypher changed, and the lace around the edge was of a different pattern, now S and Vellum like the pouchbelt and waistbelt. The cypher changed from CR to AR with the R reversed. The Queen in the 1830s was Queen Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen, wife of King William IV. The Regiment were titled the Queen’s Dragoon Guards and it now became clear that the title derived from the current Queen, not Queen Caroline after whom the regiment was named.


Regimental details | Sabretaches




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by Stephen Luscombe