Bugler 1842

The 13th Light Infantry famously defended Jellalabad in 1841-2 and bore the battle honour on their badge. This illustration by Pierre Turner is based on David Cunliffe's painting of a sortie from Jellalabad. The regiment were fighting in shirtsleeves and undress forage caps. The cap was green with a yellow cap-band, the colour of the 13th's facings at the time. The badge is the light infantry stringed bugle which up until that year did not have the mural crown and battle honour. He is armed with a sword which hangs from the belt on his shoulder. The belt-platewas brass for other ranks. He has no rifle or ammunition pouch. The trumpet he carried has a green cord and tassels.

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