Musician, Review Order c1900

This excellent photo shows the uniform more clearly. He is in review order with the scarlet tunic and white facings. The collar in most photos looks like one simple piece of white cloth, but in this detailed picture the white cord edge can be made out. The 2 D G on his shoulder is in red embroidery, and we can see that the aiguilettes are part of the garment and cannot be removed. The good conduct stripe on his forearm is of gold lace but the braid and cords are all white. The buttons, belt clasp and hooks are brass, as is his helmet. Musicians and trumpeters of the Bays did not have gauntlets but instead the short gloves seen here.

Regimental details | Musicians and Drumhorses


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