Sergeant, Light Company 1815

The waterloo shako had a false front to give it height. The plume was placed on the left side and was green for the light company. Sergeants had gold cords instead of white and the Coldstream Guards badge was surmounted by a brass stringed bugle badge. He is in marching order and his bayonet belt has a whistle, a distinction of light company NCOs. He carries a short rifle instead of a pike.

His coat is laced with gold lace instead of white for the button loops, and they are in pairs. All buttons are brass instead of pewter. The wings on his shoulders are blue with gold lace and edged with gold fringes. The grey trousers are tucked into black gaiters and he has a crimson sash round his waist.

Uniforms | Regimental Details


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