Light Company Skirmishing 1846

A print by Henry Martens published in March 1846. The light company officer in the foreground wears epaulettes so looks like an officer of any other company except that he has a whistle and chain attached to his sword belt. He would also have silver embroidered bugle badges on his epaulettes along with his rank badges. Light and grenadier companies were discontinued around 1857.

The light company skirmishers move forward while the rest of the regiment is drawn up in ranks behind the colours, on the left. The bearskins of all ranks are without badge or tassels and they have gilt or brass chin-chains. White summer trousers were worn between 1st May and 14th October.

Uniforms | Regimental Details


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