Band c1906

This photo of the 20th Hussars band was taken a few years after the 1904 band photo that appears on this page. The dates are not precise but some of the faces are the same although the unnamed bandmaster is different. The regiment were posted to Brighton in 1904 and moved to Shorncliffe in 1906, then Curragh in Ireland in 1908. This photo may have been taken at Shorncliffe. The bandmaster wears a dark peaked forage cap which is red, and a frock-coat. An officer sits next to him, wearing khaki service dress, the early style with fastened collar. Behind them stands the bass drummer with a leopard-skin apron. Most of the older men seated in the front row have medals for the Boer War and one has three medals which may be for the Sudan campaign in the 1880s as well.

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