Skinner's Horse

British Officer's Tunic

The European lancer-style tunic worn when not parading with the men. It is of yellow cloth with black velvet collar and cuffs and black cloth plastron on the front. The epaulettes are twisted gold cord with rank badges in embroidered silver wire. The rear of the tunic had two buttons at the waist to support the girdle and 2 three-pointed flaps with a button at each point and edged in gold cord. Black piping traced the seams from the waist to the shoulders and down the back seams of the sleeves. This piping also followed the edge of the skirt. The girdle was of three gold lace stripes with black between and backed by black leather.

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