Sergeants and Warrant Officers 1936

The Scots Greys were stationed in Aldershot in 1936, and the sergeants posed for this formal group photo. The general officer in the middle is Field Marshal Sir Philip Chetwode who was Colonel of the regiment from 1925 to 1947. He and the officers wear black arm bands in mourning for King George V who died on 20 Jan 1936. The bandmaster sits next to the younger officer. His cap is shaped like the other ranks but he has an officer style khaki tunic with shirt and tie. The RSM, just out of the left of the picture is similarly dressed. They are Warrant Officers Class 1. The Class 2 WOs wear the OR type tunic with closed collar, and a simple leather waist-belt. Next to the bandmaster is the Farrier Quartermaster Sergeant whose badges are a crown in a wreath above a horseshoe with the regimental sergeant's badge of the silver Eagle below. Only the crown and wreath are repeated on the left arm. The man standing on the extreme right of the picture is the Trumpet Major. He still has the white pouchbelt, and yellow aiguillettes on the left shoulder. Up until 1928 he was called a sergeant trumpeter but the old title was restored in that year.

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