King's Dragoon Guards

Mounting Guard, 1900

Troopers and NCOs parading to mount guard at the barrack gate. In the forground is a trumpeter. He and another trumpeter, opposite, have a white plume while the others have red. It was the usual practice for musicians and trumpeters to have a different coloured plume. They are all in dismounted order, having overalls instead of breeches. These are dark blue with a yellow stripe. Their sword scabbards are attached to the sword slings when dismounted and attached to the saddle when mounted. The man on the right has a good cunduct chevron on his left sleeve and the sergeant at the gate has two.. By this time the pouchbelt had been discontinued for other ranks in the cavalry except for trumpeters and musicians.

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