13th Hussars

Other Ranks 1900

Hand coloured postcards were very popular at the turn of the 20th century, and this one thankfully has been correctly coloured. On the left is a trumpeter in full dress, with white busby bag and plume, yellow caplined and boss. The tunic is dark blue with white collar and yellow worsted braid. On his right arm is a badge of crossed trumpets facing downwards. The breeches have double white stripes, a distinction the 13th share with the 17th. The other hussar and lancer regiments wear yellow stripes. The bugle cords are green as the 13th is not a royal regiment. The other men are a Lance Corporal and Sergeant signallers in drill order. The tunic they wear with white flashes on the collar and chain mail on the shoulders is what members of today's cavalry regiments wear in full dress. The Lance-Corporal wears the same pouch belt as the trumpeter but with a white leather pouch attached to the front. They have field-caps tipped precariously to one side. The sergeant appears to have yellow or gold piping on the edge of the turn-up whereas the Lance-Corporal does not.

13th Hussars: Original Photograph

13th Hussars: Uniforms | Regimental details

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