Band on Church Parade 1914

The Queen's Bays band march in dismounted review order for church parade in Aldershot where they were stationed from 1910 to 1914. The bandmaster marches nearest to the camera. He wears a special pattern uniform; a scarlet dress tunic with white facings but gold instead of white cord. It is not the same as the officer's tunic as the Austrian Knots are of thinner cord and the shoulders have a different type of gold cord pattern. The aiguilettes are similar to the other bandsmen but are of gold cord. He has an officer-type pouch-belt and waist-belt, and short white gloves. His helmet has a white plume but the detail is not good enough to see it is an officer's helmet. The bandmaster was a special appointment usually filled by a civilian musician but of Warrant Officer status.

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by Stephen Luscombe