The Royal Irish Regiment

Drummer c1890

The young drummer is in walking-out dress which includes the dress tunic with the drummer's lace on the sleeves, collar, shoulder wings and three back seams. The red and white fringes on the edge of the shoulder wings are tucked under by means of a thread that links the ends of the fringe. The shoulder straps and wings are red and the white tape decorated with red crowns. On the shoulder strap the letters RI are embroidered in white.The collar and round cuffs are dark blue, the facings of Royal regiments. For walking out the glengarry cap was worn with the regimental badge. This was replaced in 1894 by the side cap. He has dark blue trousers with a quarter-inch scarlet welt down the outer seam.

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