Shoulder Title c1950

A book of the Bays' dress distinctions published just after amalgamation in 1959 details the items of uniform and accoutrements that were in danger of disappearing. This shoulder title in old English lettering is shown on the page of badges and was used by the officers and men of the regiment. The gilt version worn by the officers was smaller, and also worn by the RSM and bandmaster in all orders of dress. The author remarks that the wearing of these titles on the frockcoat of the bandmaster was very unusual. The members of the band also wore them on the shoulder chains of their no.1 and no.3 dress. The larger version, seen here, is of gilding metal, worn by other ranks on battle dress and service dress.

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