Royal Horse Guards

Colonel's Tunic

The field rank of this officer's tunic is denoted by the embroidered edge of the collar and cuff (see detail of cuff embroidery). The overhead view shows this edging going all the way round the collar while the main part of the embroidery leaves a gap at the back of the collar. The aiguilettes are made up of six gold cords coming out of the right shoulder cord, two of which are plaited. When the tunic is worn without the cuirass, a gold lace belt is worn round the waist. These days, the sword is slung from a webbing belt worn beneath the tunic even though this gold belt is worn over the tunic.

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