Recruits in Undress 1838

The recruits being drilled by a sergeant are all wearing white drill jackets and forage caps. The forage caps are plain blue without the Scottish diced band that became the distinctive head-dress of the regiment. A regimental order of 20th Dec 1837 talks of new caps without specifying their appearance so perhaps the diced band caps were issued later in 1838. The drill sergeant has a full dress coat with a forage cap that is decorated with a gold band. His epaulettes and lace are also gold, and he wears a sword and crimson sash. This painting is another by MA Hayes while the regiment were in Dublin.

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