Drill Sergeant 1925

Like the Sergeant-Major, this senior NCO has a first class tunic with gold lace covering the front of his collar and two gold lace lines around his cuff. There was still only one level of Warrant Officer at this stage but when WO2 status was established the Drill Sergeant was the equivalent of a Company Sergeant-Major. His high rank does not seem to have exempted him from the burden of full parade equipment. This was reduced in 1936 when the Guards were relieved of the greatcoat and front pouches. The rolled cape carried in the small of the back was then folded and worn high on the back in place of the coat.

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