Trumpeter 1843

John Fernley Junior's painting of the Queen's Bays in 1843 shows the use of a white horsehair mane on the helmets of trumpeters and musicians while the rest of the regiment had black. He also has a red stripe on his trousers like the officers but unlike the troopers who have a yellow stripe. He carries a bugle and trumpet, the latter being strung on his back. He does not have a pouchbelt. There are yellow aiguilettes on his left shoulder.

Regimental details | Musicians and Drumhorses


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by Stephen Luscombe