NCO Group 1907

The most senior man here is the squadron sergeant-major seated on the right. He is the only one wearing a waist-length stable jacket instead of the dress tunic. His collar and cuffs are edged with gold lace and it is clear that the lace on his sleeve is padded out, on the cuff and the chevrons. He also has a regimental arm badge, in silver, over the stripes, and an embroidered King's crown over that. His shoulder cords are gold twisted with a small button. Next to him is a sergeant rough-rider with flat gold stripes, a silver regimental badge and an embroidered spur badge. The corporal and lance-corporal both have gold lace stripes. And they all have black velvet collars and cuffs edged with yellow cord. The forage caps are blue-topped with a black cap-band. The man lying down is a bandsman with yellow aiguillettes on his left shoulder and a white leather pouch belt. He has no band badge on his sleeve as this was only worn on the undress jackets and frocks. The cap badges are the brass type with a three part scroll, but the collar badges are the older silver metal type. Canterbury 1907.

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