Officer c1832

The regiment were in Britain and Ireland during the 1820s and 30s so were able to take on changes of uniform soon after the orders were issued. The heavily laced coatee was replaced in 1827 by the smart plain scarlet coatee seen in this painting. Heavy gold epaulettes replaced the shoulder cords and aiguillettes at this time. Around 1830 the blue-grey cossaks were replaced by smart dark blue trousers with a gold stripe. The helmet was the type worn throughout the 1820s but was soon to be replaced, in 1834, by an all gilt version, still with a black bear-skin crest. The sabretache remained unchanged except for the royal cypher, but the shabraque now had two rows of gold lace around the edge.

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