First Life Guards

Field Officer's Cuff, c1895

Officers' tunics have dark blue velvet collars and cuffs, the latter usually bieng hidden under the white leather gauntlets. This is a shame because there is so much gold wire embroidery. The large area of oakleaves around the button is to be found on the cuffs of officers of all ranks, but only majors and above have the edge of the cuff decorated as well. The patterns are the same for both 1st and 2nd Life Guards but the button in the middle bears the badge of the 1st.

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by Stephen Luscombe