Royal Artillery

Artillery Exercising, 1840

Litho print by William Heath. The bell-top shako was still worn at this stage, until 1844 when the Albert shako came in. Behind the mounted officer on the left is a trumpeter in a red coat. It had been the custom for trumpeters and drummers to have reverse colours up until 1831 when the custom was ordered to be stopped, but the artillery continued until they were firmly chastised in 1849.

Pre-1850 Uniforms | Uniforms | Regimental details


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