Band in South Africa 1905

The Queen's Bays were in South Africa from 1901 to 1907. The musicians stand in front of a building with ladies and girls on the steps, and bandsmen from an infantry regiment on the verandah. The Bays musicians wear the blue and white pillbox cap and their scarlet undress frocks. These tunics differ from the frock worn a few years previously. They still have the detachable white patches on the collar with brass Bays badge. But they no longer have the steel shoulder chains. The most remarkable thing about the uniform is the white cord aiguilettes. Previously these were only worn on the dress tunic, sewn into the shoulder.

Regimental details | Musicians and Drumhorses


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by Stephen Luscombe