Second Life Guards

Standard Bearer, 1906

Both regiments of Life Guards had four standards, a Royal Standard bearing the coat of arms and battle honours and three Squadron Standards bearing a thistle, rose and shamrock device and battle honours. The man here is a Squadron Corporal-Major carrying a Squadron Standard. The base of the shaft rests in a leather bucket fixed to his right stirrup. He wears a gold lace and scarlet cloth belt over his pouch belt, but this does not attach to the standard in the way that they used to. This standard is paraded on King's or Queen's Life Guard when the sovereign is in residence. The white sheepskin saddle cover was worn by the 2nd Life Guards.

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by Stephen Luscombe