Sergeant-Major and Guardsman 1925

The Battalion Sergeant-Major wears the large coat-of-arms badge on his right arm and we can see that the economy measure that applied to officers' gold embroidery did not apply to other ranks. His collar is covered in gold lace at the front and his cuff has two rows of lace around the top of the blue cloth. He carries a sword and a cane. In 1919 King George V changed the rank of Private to Guardsman to honour the men who had fought in the Guards Division in WW1. He does not wear the full equipment, only a single pouch on the front of his waist-belt and a bayonet. This was worn for duties inside the barracks while full equipment was worn when on public view. He has two slim stripes for long service and good conduct, and a marksmans' badge together with another shooting badge.

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