Royal Artillery

Second Lieutenant Cavaliere Zavertal

This photo was published in the Navy and Army Illustrated in 1897. The rank is very low for an officer commanding a band but he had probably risen through the ranks. He commanded the Royal Artillery Band at Woolwich which is not to be confused with the Royal Artillery Mounted Band. They were two different organisations. Zavertal here wears a special pattern mess dress unique to his commissioned rank as bandmaster. It is blue with red collar like the other Artillery officers but is more covered in gold lace and braid.

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