King's Dragoon Guards

Officer, 1762

The uniform changed in 1714 when they became the King's Own Regiment of Horse to red coats with blue facings and gold lace. In 1746 the regiment was renumbered and called 1st King's Dragoon Guards. Here the officer has a red coat with blue lapels to the waist (to distinguish them from officers of horse who had lapels all they way down and dragoon officers who had no lapels at all) with blue waistcoat and breeches. His sash is not apparent. The cuffs are upturned slit sleeves with a buttoned 'slash'. In 1767 the colour of the waistcoat and breeches was changed to buff.

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