Officer 1833

The officer in this Spooner print is un-named and wears the uniform of a flank company, probably light company, officer as is clear from the shoulder wings. The bonnet has the same curly look as the painting by Dubois Drahonet, and the red hackle has the Sphinx badge on a black cockade. He wears his crimson silk sash under his sword belt, which is unusual. But we can see the belt plate which conforms with the one that we know for this period. The sporan is similar to the Drahonet figure apart from the tassels which are suspended from unlooped cords. There is no visible waistbelt to support his dirk. The kilt is not as short and his hose reach only half way up his calves.

Regimental Details | Uniforms

Armed Forces | Art and Culture | Articles | Biographies | Colonies | Discussion | Glossary | Home | Library | Links | Map Room | Sources and Media | Science and Technology | Search | Student Zone | Timelines | TV & Film | Wargames

by Stephen Luscombe