Officer in Full Dress, 1897

This officer commanded the GGBG contingent that travelled to London for Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee. His uniform is easily identified amongst a group from different regiments because of the siver olivet-type buttons on his blue tunic. They are false buttons because they do not connect with button-holes and the tunic fastens with hooks and eyes. He has white collar and cuffs with silver lace and cord figuring on the sleeve. He does not have white gauntlets like the photo of Major Cockburn. White piping traces the edge of the tunic and he wears blue breeches with two white stripes down the side. The boots are black and the helmet is silver with gilt fittings and white falling plume.

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