RSM c1910


After the unpopular peakless Broderick cap was discontinued c1904 the peaked forage cap came into wear. This Regimental Sergeant-Major of the 2nd Battalion wears the dark green cap with black silk cap-band in the oak-leaf pattern as worn by the officers. His scarlet tunic is embellished with gold lace along the top of the blue collar and along the top of his pointed blue cuff. The shoulder straps are edged in gold braid and have a badge with SOMERSET near the shoulder. His crimson sash is worn on the left shoulder but does not have the distinctive whistle and chain. This may have been discontinued at this time as a photo of a sergeant-major and Bandmaster of the 1st Battalion of 1908 shows the whistle still worn on the sashes. The RSM's medals include a Distinguished Conduct medal, South African medals and a General and Long Service medal.


Regimental Details | Uniforms




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by Stephen Luscombe