Dawn on Chobham Common, 1874


The figure nearest to us, in this fine picture by Orlando Norie, is a trumpeter, identifiable by the trumpet on his back and the red plume on his bearskin. He and other rank and file men also have round mess-tins strapped to the back of the saddle, on top of the cylindrical valise. He does not wear gauntlets like the others. Also he has a different sword, scimitar shaped without a hand-guard. The man next to him is probably a staff sergeant but we cannot see his rank badges which would be on the right arm only. Just behind him is an officer who has a black leather sabretache. The Scots Greys were in Aldershot in 1874 so would have exercised on Chobham Common in that year.


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by Stephen Luscombe