7th Hussars

Officers 1866

The commanding officer, A. Scudamore is standing at the left end of the table. He wears the full-dress tunic and a pillbox forage cap. The others show a variety of different orders of dress. Most wear the frock coat which at this time has lapels,displaying a white shirt collar. Two junior officers wear the waist length stable jacket, one with pouch-belt and one without. It would seem that the sabretache was worn with full dress whether the head-dress was the full dress busby or the undress pillbox as proved by the officers in tunics sitting on chairs. If you look carefully you will see the full dress sabretaches half hidden. You will notice that the undress trousers have a single broad gold stripe while the full dress trousers have a double gold stripe.

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