Officer in Greatcoat 1914

The smart greatcoat worn by officers of the Guards regiments, in guard and review order, had regimental buttons and gilt garter star badges of rank on the shoulder straps. There was no waist-belt visible so the sword was attached to the webbing belt worn beneath the coat. Only the hilt protruded while the scabbard was inside the coat skirt. It was, and still is, a double breasted coat, but the other ranks had a single breasted greatcoat. The grey colour was confined to Guards greatcoats while the rest of the army had khaki.

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