The King's Royal Rifle Corps

Bugler c1881

The bugler is in full dress. The jacket, trousers and helmet are of rifle green cloth but depicted by P W Reynolds, here, as virtually black. The jacket has bandsman's wings on the shoulders, decorated with scarlet and black cord. The cord is also seen on the front edge of the jacket, and on the cuffs, formed into a trefoil. He has two long service, good conduct chevrons on his right fore-arm, black lace on red cloth. In 1881 the good conduct stripes were transferred to the left arm. The cords for the bugle are a mixture of green and black, with tassels. The bugle itself is shown as brass when later bugles of Rifle regiments were silver. But this agrees with another illustration by Simkin. He has a black leather waistbelt with brass clasp and a bandsman's short sword instead of a sword bayonet.

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