First Life Guards

Mounted Officer, 1905

The Edwardian crown on this officer's shabraque shows that the date is post 1901. There are several things about him that tell us that he is 1st Life Guards. The uniform itself is not so very different from the 2nd Life Guards except for the flask cord and the belt that secures the cuirass at the waist. The horse furniture differs from the 2nd most obviously in the shape of the shabraque, but also in the gilt link browband and headpiece (see 2nd Life Guards Officer's Bridle). The martingale badge on the horse's chest, is a gilt garter and crown where the 2nd had an expensive enamelled garter star.

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by Stephen Luscombe