First Life Guards

Officer, 1827

The name of the officer is not known to us. He displays the heavy gilded aiguillettes worn by officers on the right shoulder from about this time and are still worn today. the belt worn round the waist of the cuirass is decorated with lateral embroidered stripes peculiar to the 1st Life Guards. He carries the high crested helmet (see Helmet 1817). There is no sign of the sabretache, which by this time has fallen out of favour. In the background are soldiers from his troop showing that the other ranks wore shabraques, albeit less richly laced.

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