Quarter Guard, 1899

The men wear the scarlet undress frock which differs from the tunic in that there are hip pockets and the cuffs are round instead of pointed. They have black gaiters except for the bugler in the forground. The equipment is the 1888 pattern Slade Wallace, with pouches at the front (except for the bugler). The blue helmet is often worn in this order of dress (see Private c1905) but they have the blue field service cap. They are armed with the Lee-Metford rifle carried at the shoulder by inserting the middle finger in the trigger guard. The sergeant, next to the bugler, does not have his bayonet fixed.

Uniforms | Regimental Details


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