This is the last full dress worn by non-commissioned ranks of the regiment. It is much the same as that adopted in 1857, after the Crimean War. At first a busby, was worn, but this was replaced by the helmet in 1878, at first with a spike and then shortly after with the ball device shown here. The gun above the chevrons was worn by N.C.O.s of the rank of sergeant and above and is still worn. Full dress for those other than officers lapsed during the First World War, and was not re-introduced, except for bandsmen. Sources: Uniforms in the R.A. Museum, photographs and R.A. Dress Regulations.
1914 Battery Sergeant Major, Royal Artillery
1914 Battery Sergeant Major, Royal Artillery: drawn from uniforms in the Royal Artillery Museum, Larkhill, Wiltshire, photographs and Royal Artillery dress regulations
Availability: In stock