The Greys at Holyrood House 1937


The dress uniform was revived in the 1930s to some extent, at least in the Scots Greys. A detachment of the regiment is seen here at Holyrood House, marching past as King George VI takes the salute. It is interesting to see that the troopers are wearing overalls instead of breeches and knee boots. The overalls were close-fitting trousers with a yellow stripe, normally worn for dismounted dress parades. No pouch-belts are worn by the men. In the background, on the left of the photo, some mounted officers can be seen wearing no.1 dress with striped breeches and knee boots. The detail is not clear enough to make out if they have shoulder chains. The date of this event was 5 July 1937, two months after the coronation.


Regimental Details | Uniforms




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by Stephen Luscombe