Trooper, Palestine 1938

The Scots Greys remained a horse-mounted regiment during the inter-war years while most other cavalry regiments swapped their horses for tanks or armoured cars. The Greys and their horses were sent to Palestine once more, in 1938 where the Jewish settlements were under attack from Arab insurgents in the British Mandate. They were stationed in Rehovot for 18 months. The uniform worn by this trooper includes a short sleeve shirt for the hot climate but the jodhpurs and puttees must have been uncomfortable in high temperatures. The Wolseley helmet had been abandoned by other cavalry regiments in favour of the flat-topped topee which was lighter. But the Greys continued with the Wolseley.

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