Regimental Sergeant-Major, Undress c1895

The stable jacket for this senior NCO is similar to that worn by officers except that it has 12 brass buttons instead of six gold olivets. The gold chevrons on his right sleeve are padded to give them a richer appearance. In the space between the chevrons and the embroidered crown is a silver Irish harp NCO's badge. The cuff decoration is clearly shown, made from gold Russia braid. He has his pouch-belt of white leather over his left shoulder, and his sword and plain black leather sabretache suspended from a waist-belt worn under the jacket. His trousers are for dismounted duty and have a double yellow stripe. The pill-box cap is similar to the officers' style, having gold lace and gold braid on top.

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