Officer, Light Company c1842

The officer's coatee remained almost identical in style in both the 1834 and the 1846 Dress Regulations. The battalion companies wore epaulettes and the Grenadier and Light companies wore wings as shown here. Light companies had a silver stringed bugle badge on the point of the shoulder while grenadier company officers had a silver grenade badge. The white leather sword belt has a whistle on a chain, only worn by light company officers. The belt plate is the one worn before 1843 when the Chinese dragon was incorporated into the design. The crimson sash worn round the waist has long strings with tassels on the end for light company officers. The tassels were hooked up to the button at the top.

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