Sergeant, Hot Climate Uniform 1928


Other ranks had light khaki drill service dress for hot climates but were required to wear an uncomfortable closed stand collar with regimental Eagle badges. This sergeant wears the tunic and jodhpurs, the lower leg having puttees and lace-up boots. The Wolseley sun helmet has a regimental badge on the left side of the pugaree with a white hackle. He has stripes on both sleeves and a silver sergeants' arm badge. The brown leather ammunition bandolier was worn by all ranks up to sergeant until mechanisation in 1941. Staff sergeants and WOs had a leather waist-belt. The white lanyard on the left shoulder was not special to the Greys as some other cavalry regiments wore them. He has medals for World War One. This uniform was worn by the Greys from 1920 to 1928. They were in Egypt up until 1922 when they sailed for India.


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by Stephen Luscombe