Sabretache 1837-1855


The Queen's Bays in 1837 acquired the same cypher as the other regiments. Queen Victoria came to the throne on 20 June in that year. The VR cypher in the middle is surrounded by the same oakleaf embroidery as before. The crown did not change to the Victorian crown but remained Guelphic. In 1855 the uniforms changed to the tunic, and the Dragoon Guards no longer wore any kind of sabretache. In the 1870s there was a return to wearing a sabretache but it was a plain black leather undress type.


Regimental details | Sabretaches




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by Stephen Luscombe