The Warwickshire Regiment

Regimental Mascot and Colour Party c1898

The Mascot of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment dates back to 1871 when the first one was brought back from China. It is an Indian Black Buck antelope called Bobby, escorted by two drummers. They wear dress tunics and blue field service caps. Their tunics are scarlet with blue collars and blue jam-pot cuffs.

Behind Bobby are the men of the Colour party, two officers and a Colour sergeant. The sergeant-drummer is behind them, wearing a special pattern tunic with shoulder wings like the drummers' but with gold lace instead of white, and gold lace along the top of the collar. The officers' helmets have pointed peaks with a gilt edge while the other ranks have rounded peaks edged in black.

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