1896 Field Officer, Royal Artillery
1896 Field Officer, Royal Artillery: drawn from items of clothing and photographs in the Royal Artillery Museum, Larkhill, Wiltshire, and from Dress regulations
The order of dress shown here was commonly used in the last half of the nineteenth century for parades and duties in barracks where full dress was not worn. The stable jacket, worn open down the front and with a scarlet, gold-embroidered waistcoat was used as mess dress. The embroidery on the cuffs is that for a field officer. Captains and subalterns were different. This handsome and practical stable jacket was abolished in 1897. In 1896 there was a large contingent of Royal Artillery based in Malta at Fort Tigné, Fort Ricasoli, Upper St Elmo, and St James’ Cavalier – Malta being a convenient staging post for Singapore, Ceylon (to which companies from the Southern Division were transferred that year) and elsewhere. Sources: Items of clothing in the R.A. Museum, Dress Regulations and photographs.
|Dimensions||24 × 37 cm|