Officer on Campaign 1879-84

This illustration by Pierre Turner is based on the painting of the battle of Ingogo. The foreign service helmet was issued as white but has been dyed to match the terrain in South Africa. His uniform is rifle green which is usually described as looking black. The only sign of the red facings is on his collar. All straps and pouches are of black leather. This uniform was worn during the Zulu War, the 1st Boer War, and the campaigns in Egypt and Sudan.

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