1st Life Guards

Sabretache 1815 Sabretache 1816

The Household Cavalry only wore the sabretache between the years 1812 -1826. The first pattern was the garter star on a trophy of arms under the Hanoverian crown. All embroidered on blue velvet and bordered with the current regimental lace (diamond vellum pattern). This particular sabretache was worn by Capt. Montague Lind of the 1st Life Guards at the Battle of Waterloo where he was killed.
The second pattern was adopted in 1816 after Waterloo. It carries the battle honours 'Waterloo' above the star and 'Peninsula' below. The surrounding gold lace is now the oak leaf pattern which is used by the regiment today on belts and saddle-cloth.

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