Sergeant's Jacket 1836

The new regulations of 1836 called for the front edge of the jacket to show no sign of the coat tails which were confined to the rear of the coat and to be nine inches long in Highland regiments. The same order stated that sergeants should have double breasted fronts with brass buttons, and with no button lace on the chest. The slash flap on the cuffs can be seen here, introduced for other ranks in 1830. The large white chevrons are worn on both sleeves, as was the custom in flank companies in other non-Highland regiments. The white tape is plain since the 1836 order banished the regimental distinction of the red line down one side of the lace.

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