The Royal Irish Regiment

Sergeant-Major c1898

The sergeant-major has a metal crown badge on his fore-arm indicating that he is the senior Warrant Officer of the battalion. His special dress tunic has gold lace edges to the collar and cuff. He is in field day order, with a rolled blanket over his left shoulder and a white haversack over his right shoulder. He has a pistol in a holster with a string around his neck, partly obscuring the officer-style collar badges. He is also armed with a sword and has black gaiters to protect the bottom of his trousers. The side cap has a gold piping edge to the lower part, and two gilt buttons on the front.

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