Coronation Detachment 1953

Full dress was abolished during the First World War so the most formal uniform worn by the 8th, on the occasion of Queen Elizabeth's coronation, was number one dress which approximated to the undress uniform of serge frocks as worn at the end of the 19th century. See Officer, Undress 1898 The tunic is very similar to the frock introduced in 1898, with steel shoulder chains, collar badges and buttoned top pockets. The officer has a gold pouch-belt but his waist-belt is worn under the tunic, to carry his sword. The men have a white webbing belt to carry their Webley pistol. The officer wears a green and gold Tent Cap and the men wear red forage caps.

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