Queen's Own Hussars

Battledress 1960

Battledress was worn until around 1963 when no.2 khaki service dress was introduced. This trooper is wearing the open collar and tie style that was taken on for other ranks towards the end of the Second World War. He has a white lanyard on his left shoulder and QO collar dogs with a red backing. The webbing belt was the bane of the soldier's life. It needed to be taken apart and blancoed with pale khaki-coloured blanco and the brasses cleaned with brasso, as well as the fixed buckles at the back. The dark blue beret has the other ranks' badge in silver and gold metal. The polished hob-nail boots have webbing gaiters that also needed blancoing, and the black leather straps had to be polished, as well as the brass buckles.

Uniforms | Regimental details


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