Officers and Men 1919

The Patricias returned to England after WW1 and were quartered at Bramshott Camp. The picture shows the Princess inspecting her regiment at nearby Liphook on 21 Feb 1919 where she placed a wreath on the Colour. On her hat is the cap badge that she designed herself, and she is accompanied by Colonel Andrew Hamilton Gault the founder of the regiment. He wears regimental service dress which has the bugle horn collar badges and light grey divisional patches on the upper sleeves. His rank is shown on his shoulder straps and he has a Sam Browne belt with whistle attached. The men wear the 1916 pattern steel helmet. Their khaki tunics have fold-down collars that close at the neck but are not as tight-fitting as the pattern worn in 1914. There are metal badges on their shoulder straps, too indistinct to say what they are. The red cloth PPCLI title can still be seen at the top of the sleeve.

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