Band in Full Dress 1939

A group photo of the band in full dress uniform with Lt-Col Beddington in the middle. Next to him, on his right hand is the bandmaster in an officer-type tunic but with the special gold shoulder cords, shaped like the full dress Royal Engineers, not like the other officers' shoulder cords. There are no visible rank badges on his shoulders as he has Warrant Officer Class 1 rank. He has gold aiguilettes which are a superior version of the white cord aiguilettes worn by the bandsmen. His helmet is the officers' type with red and blue enamelled centre. The regimental NCOs badge can be seen above the sergeant's stripes of the man on the Colonel's left. This badge cannot be seen on the corporal's stripe in the row behind.

Regimental details | Musicians and Drumhorses


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by Stephen Luscombe