Drill Sergeant 1895


Drill Sergeant Ambross of the 2nd Battalion wears the dress uniform but with a senior NCO's forage cap. The style of the cap is similar to the officers' but it has a gold lace cap band and solid metal badge, gilt with silver Victorian crown and cypher. The scarlet tunic is class one, the same as the RSM, with heavily gold laced blue collar and cuffs. He has the same badge of rank as a Colour Sergeant, the Colour badge superimposed on 3 gold lace stripes, although he out-ranks Colour Sergeants. The chevrons in the guards are of double width compared to line infantry NCOs. From the early 20th century the drill sergeant has worn the Colour badge without the chevrons. He has medals for the fighting in Egypt in 1882.


Regimental details | Uniforms




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by Stephen Luscombe