Captain's Epaulettes, Grenadier Company c1835

The gold embroidered straps were on blue cloth and had a solid metal crescent. There was a small gilt button at the other end. The size of the bullion fringe reflected the rank of the officer. The silver embroidered badges also defined rank. A thistle badge on its own was for subalterns, thistle and crown for Captains, and thistle, star and crown for field officers. The star was the regimental badge. Grenadier company officers had a grenade badge and light company officers had a silver embroidered bugle badge. Battalion companies had just the rank badges and thistle.

This system of ranking is the same in both the 1834 and 1846 Dress Regulations.

Uniforms | Regimental Details


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