Mounted Sergeant, Marching Order c1890


This sergeant in marching order is dated prior to 1891 in which year the Eagle arm badge was officially sanctioned for sergeants and above in the Scots Greys. A group photo of sergeants and sergeant-majors in 1887 wearing stable jackets shows them wearing the badge unofficially, above the stripes. But this probably only applied to undress. The difference between marching order and review order was immediately apparent because of the white canvas haversack belt on the right shoulder. His saddle is covered by a black sheepskin which goes over the round-ended red valise fixed to the back of the saddle. Round mess-tins are fixed to the back also. The sword on the other side of him is slung from his white waist-belt and his carbine is in a long holster behind his right leg. The stirrups do not have the small leather cups fixed to the outside for a lance. That weapon was introduced to the heavy cavalry regiments in 1892. The other figure is an officer wearing a blue patrol jacket and pill-box cap.


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by Stephen Luscombe