Colour Party 1861

In the foreground are five officers in guard order which means white belts instead of gold. Two of them hold the Colours and they wear white Colour belts. They are standing around the post which is used to lean the Colours against. The officer on the right is in frock coat and forage cap. Behind them are a variety of other ranks, including bandsmen near the left side, in gold laced tunics. Standing behind them can be seen a bass drummer in a red shako. See Bass Drummer 1856 and Drum-Major and Drummers 1857.

On the extreme left are two privates with pouch-belts across their chest to which are attached small white percussion cap pouches. After 1871 the equipment was re-designed and ammunition was carried in pouches attached to the front of the waist-belt. They have their greatcoats strapped to their backs.

Uniforms | Regimental Details


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