Diamond Jubilee Contingent 1897

The contingent sent to London in 1897 was a squad of 22 men commanded by a Superintendent and Regimental Sergeant-Major. Nine of the squad are senior NCOs who have gold lace round their pillbox caps and gold lace edging to their collars. Their four gold chevrons would be on their right fore-arm. The other members of the squad are probably all sergeants with plain scarlet serge jackets and yellow cloth stripes. Their caps have a yellow cap-band. The officer is also in scarlet serge but of finer quality and with breast pockets. He has gold lace on his collar but no lace on his sleeve. He and the RSM both have the brown leather pouchbelt with binoculars case on the back. And both carry a sword.

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