First Life Guards

Officers and NCOs, 1870

The officers in this photo are dressed in patrol jackets which are navy blue with black mohair braiding down the front. One sits on the right, the other on the left of the door. On the left of the picture is the Trumpet-Major in state dress, next to him, seated is the Regimental Corporal-Major in his full-dress tunic but with forage cap and overalls. His aiguilettes have coils a few inches up from the ends, denoting Warrent Officer first class. A Troop Corporal-Major stands in full dress in the middle and then a Rough-Rider in stable dress.

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