Mounted Officers in Undress, c1897

The uniform here is a mixture of full dress breeches and undress cavalry patrol jacket which is basically blue cloth but the chest is covered in broad black mohair lace that is sewn on in horizontal strips but hangs down from the middle of the chest. The collar is also covered in black lace and braid. One of the officers, second from the right, has badges on his collar which suggests that he is wearing a different jacket or tunic. The right hand officer clearly has a sabretache which is plain black leather. They all wear a plain white pouchbelt and the white foreign service helmet. Since there is such a helmet balanced on the knee of an other rank in the photo In Camp, it is safe to assume that the men would wear this helmet with their undress frocks when on mounted parade.

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