26th Regiment of Foot

Officer, Undress c1870

The officer wears a dark blue patrol jacket with black cord frogging and olivet buttons. The forage cap is also dark blue with a diced band of red and white top and bottom, and red and yellow in the middle. The number 26 is embroidered with gold wire on the front. In 1874 the officers were permitted to have an embroidered Chinese dragon over the number, although the honour had been granted to the 26th in 1843 for them to emblazon the dragon on their Colours and badges. The horizontal peak was a feature of this style of cap until 1880 when the drooping peak was ordered. See Officer's Forage Cap 1880. The medal ribbon is for the Abyssinian Campaign of 1867-8, red with white edges.

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