Field Officer, Full Dress 1890

This detail is from a group photo of officers of the 5th and 2nd Punjab Cavalry taken at Muridki Camp in 1890. This senior officer seated at the right end is wearing the new tunic with the six rows of gold cords that are in straight groupings instead of plaited. The cords appear to be sewn together for neatness, contrasting with the less tidy cording of the 2nd Punjab officers standing behind him. The decoration at the end of the cords has changed to an Austrian knot in place of the trefoil, with extra loops added to the top cords on the shoulder. He has the pouchbelt with red and gold cord attached.

His sword is more curved than before and the red and gold sabretache is clear to see. His helmet is on the floor by his feet. The red and green plume is attached to the top where in many photos a spike is in place. His hessian boots have no gold top edge or corded boss.

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