Trooper c1898

This postcard produced at the end of the 19th century is another painting by Harry Payne. The inscription on the bottom refers to him as a trooper but the rank of Private was used until the early 20th century when the rank of Trooper was officially sanctioned. The rest of the diminishing inscription reads '2nd Dragoon Guards (Queens Bays) Cutting the Persueing [sic]..P' The trooper wears the blue and white pillbox forage cap, scarlet serge frock with buff collar and shoulder chains, and the white pouchbelt. His breeches are blue with a white cloth stripe, and his boots are Hessian. He is using his sword in a cutting exercise, strapped to his wrist, and his carbine is in a holster behind his right leg.

Regimental details | Uniforms


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