Mounted Trumpeter 1892

The trumpeter from Simkin's painting of the 20th Hussars in 1892 shows how the instruments were carried for mounted duties. The trumpet was strung on his back while the bugle was sounded whilst on the move and had to be kept readily available. The cords and tassels were green, as the 20th was a non-Royal regiment. Those regiments with King's or Queen's in their title had cord and tassels of mixed red, yellow and blue.

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