Captain, No.1 Dress 1966

No.1 Dress replaced scarlet dress uniform in the Greys after WW2 except for ceremonial occasions where the drumhorse and trumpeters were performing. This photo of the Duke of Kent was taken while he was a serving officer in the regiment, in 1966. His blue uniform shows the rank of captain, three pips on black backing. The shoulder chains had been reintroduced in the post war years and became the mark of cavalrymen in the army. He has embroidered thistle badges on his collar, a feature that dated back to at least 1890. He wears the dress pouch-belt over his left shoulder and a ribbon for the GCVO (Royal Victorian Order). The ribbon is blue with' red and white stripes on the edges. He holds his 1912 pattern sword with regimental thistle sword knot.

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