Military History/British Uniforms


peter winn wrote at 2011-09-20 07:21:00
Could he be sapper of the Corps of Royal Engineers?


Frogsmile wrote at 2012-03-11 20:38:14
Gillian, he is nothing whatsoever to do with the infantry and London Regiment, but is a member of the Royal Regiment of Artillery and wearing the dark blue 9-button tunic of that regiment with red collar bearing a plain grenade collar badge and yellow braid trim to the cuff in the form of an Austrian knot and around the edge of the collar.  He is wearing the fur cap adopted by the RA between 1856 and 1878. His dark blue trousers had a one and a half inch red stripe down the outer seam.  He is most likely to have been from the large RA garrison at Woolwich, which is not far from Southwark.  I would date the photo to between 1875 and 1878.

gyantse wrote at 2014-03-04 10:24:52
The uniform worn here is that of an Artillery Volunteer and not a Fusilier. Going by the location of the photographer could possibly be 3rd Middx Volunteer Artillery

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