Staff Serjeant in Drill Order

Staff Sjt 1890

A Staff Serjeant 1890s, wearing the five button, foreign service frock (which, at that rank, is fully piped, that is to say edged, in white). The frock is shaped at the bottom to either side of the centre, and the sleeves have Austrian knots at the cuffs, again denoting his rank.

He wears blue trousers, with a quarter inch red welt down the outside seam. Buttons are brass other ranks general service type. Collar dogs are of Regimental Pattern.

The belt is of buff leather, with a brass clasp of standard pattern. A wool sash is worn over the right shoulder, falling to the left hand side of the waiste, where is end in a decorative knot and tassle.

The cap is the staff sergeants forage cap, with gold bullion decoration to the peak, and the red band indicating a royal regiment. The cap badge is the officers’ pattern of the period, which could be worn by staff serjeant if they could afford to purchase one.