Corps of Guides

British Officers at Kabul, 1880

This photo shows officers wearing two types of jacket, the patrol jacket, as worn by Ben Cross (see Officer in Patrol Jacket) and the undress frock. In the case of the latter, the garment is plain, of drab material with red collar and cuffs.. Usually, frocks have breast pockets with flaps and buttons to match the ones down the front but there are no obvious pockets here until one looks closely to find an unflapped pocket on the left breast. The Guides style of wearing a Sam Browne belt under the undress pouchbelt is not in evidence here. The figure standing in the middle of the picture is Col. G Stewart.

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