Squadron Sergeant Major 1907

The full unwieldy title and name of this 2nd Class Staff sergeant was SSMIF&G Elliott (Squadron Sergeant-Major Instructor of Fencing and Gymnastics) The photo was published in the Linaker and Dine book of NCO arm badges. The dress tunic that he wears has the silver collar badges adopted at the turn of the century. The rank of squadron sergeant-major instructor was an upgrade made in 1904 from sergeant instructor. It was signified by the three chevrons and embroidered crown. The crossed swords were worn by instructors of fencing and gymnastics, and the silver metal Eagle regimental badge was worn by all sergeants and staff sergeants of the Greys. He also has a marksman's badge on his forearm. His white leather waist-belt is fastened with a snake clasp. No pouch-belt was worn after 1902. The photo was taken at the HQ Gymnasium at Aldershot in June 1907.

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