Royal Horse Guards

Field Officer's Mess Kit, 1895

The mess dress worn at this time was a smart version of the stable dress (see: Tissot's painting of Burnaby). The Blues wore the jacket open but fastened at the neck with a slim gold loop so that the scarlet and gold waistcoat could be seen. Tight dark blue trousers with broad red stripe were worn with these. The officer's rank is shown on the gold shoulder cords and his field rank (major and above) is denoted by the extra gold lace round the loop on the cuff.

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