Private 1742

The Cloathing Book of 1742 shows this, the Queen's Own Royal Regiment of Horse, in the uniform of the heavy cavalry with buff facings, depicted as a rich dark buff colour. The wide belts crossed on his body carry the sword and carbine ammunition. The ammunition belt has a buff coloured flask-cord. The horse furniture is red with the usual decoration of trophies of arms. The amount of needle work required to provide every man in the cavalry with these shabraques is astonishing. The horse is not a bay horse at this stage as can be seen by the mane and tail (or lack of).

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