Officers in Dress Uniform 1899

These officers were photographed at Windsor in 1899 and include at least three who served in Egypt in the 1880s. They wear their full dress scarlet tunics and bearskins which have increased in height since Simkin's painting of 1890 . They wear their crimson silk sashes over their left shoulder but in 1902 the officers of all infantry regiments were ordered to wear the sash around their waist. This meant that the waist-belt was discontinued and replaced by a webbing belt worn beneath the sash, to support the sword. The waist-belt here is the gold lace dress belt, usually worn with the gold and crimson shoulder sash, and the dress gold-striped trousers. The white leather waist-belt was worn for guard order.

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