Helmets, forage caps, fatigue caps, sashes, metal badges of rank, sword belts and knots, sabretaches and haversacks, must be obtained from Messrs. Cater & Co., who will supply the Regimental pattern.
II.—Badges of Rank.
On gold shoulder cords silver embroidered, and mess jacket gold embroidered ; on all others plain metal. (See I.)
III.—Position of Badge of Rank.
Lower point of badge to be one inch from outer extremity of shoulder-strap ; quarter of an inch between points of each badge.
To be worn over the right shoulder.
Two breast pockets only, to be fastened with a metal button, Gorget size. Slits at side of jacket to admit of sword being hooked up when great coat is worn.
Of Regimental Pattern, fastened by five metal buttons—no cuff— shoulder strap sewn down—pockets fastened with Gorget, buttons—slits at side.
Shoulder straps sewn down.
White washing, with lappels. To fasten with four white buttons, and to show three studs.
" Dog Ear " pattern.
Of black satin—1 ¼ inches wide—with square ends.
Patent leather Oxford shoes, without toe-caps, to be worn with black silk socks.
XII.—Marching Order Trousers.
Worn with leggings in " Marching Order," to be loose in the leg, and cut off so as to fall outside the legging, showing three buttons of the latter.
The bottom of the tassels to be level with the bottom of the skirt of the tunic.
Collars of tunic, red serge, and blue serge jackets, to be cut square in front, and fastened with two hooks, or patent fastener, which can be seen at Regimental Tailor's Shop.
Always worn except with a tunic, quarter of an inch showing above the collar of the jacket all round (i.e., the linen collar must overlap in front), collar to be buttoned on to the inside of the coat collar.
Of metal, button to be placed 2 ½ inches from front edge, and half way between the upper and lower edges of the collar—from this button to the front of the collar there will be a single piece of the narrowest lace or braid. On the tunic lace will be used, on the red serge white braid, on the blue serge black braid.
XVII.—Boots and Shoes.
Plain laced boots, of shooting boot pattern, with leather laces, will be worn by all unmounted officers on all parades and duties. With full dress trousers patent leather Wellington boots will be worn, and the trousers strapped down.
Leggings to be of plain blacking leather, fastened with three leather buttons, and strap and buckle.
The combination boot and legging of Regimental pattern, which can be obtained from either Messrs. Peal, Hoby, or Fagg, will be worn instead of the shooting boot and legging, for all duties in Barracks and Guards.
XVIII— Mounted Officers.
When dismounted, Wellington boots, spurs, and overalls strapped under the feet with buckle.
When mounted, pantaloons and Regulation boots of blacking leather will be worn.
For Field Manoeuvres and Route Marches field boots will be worn, instead of Regulation boots.
At Mess, shoes may be worn when there are no Mess guests ; otherwise, overalls, patent leather Wellington boots and spurs (brass for Field Officers).
The short sling on the sword-belt will be of such a length as to keep the scabbard just clear of the ground.
A roll collar, with crimson silk facings—cuff of Regimental pattern, which can be obtained from the Adjutant—3 Gorget buttons on right side of coat—button holes on left—white shoulder straps l ¼ inches wide at shoulder seam—tapering to ¾ of an inch where they meet the collar. These should be sewn down on a piece of red cloth which will show 1/16 of an inch all round the white straps.
Very small embroidered badges of rank.
1897 CHANGES IN DRESS & EQUIPMENT
1st Battalion. The officers peaked forage-cap and the blue patrol jacket have been abolished, the fatigue cap taking the place of the former, and the blue serge " jumper" that of the latter.
The old-pattern bandsmen's sword has been replaced by one of lighter pattern, with a narrower and more pointed blade.
Forty-eight entrenching implements per company are now carried, the proportion being one pick to two shovels.
A new pattern boot, of a neater appearance than the former pattern, has been received for trial; and two new patterns of equipment, viz:—the Yoke and the Knapsack, are being tried by a number of non-conimissioned officers and men.
2nd Battalion. The collar of the officers' khaki jackets is cut low and turned down all round.
Officers and men on active service are wearing a quilted flounce, buttoned on at the back of the helmet, to protect the neck.
Several temporary alterations in equipment were made on proceeding on active service.
1898 OBLI CHANGES IN DRESS & EQUIPMENT
The white shoulder-straps on the officers' mess-jacket have been altered to red, and white ties have been authorized to be worn with mess uniform in place of black.
A new and larger cap badge has been, approved for officers and men, and will be worn both on the Field Service cap and Foreign Pattern helmet.
The Staff Sergeants are now supplied with a Field Service cap, which is to be replaced every three years; the old pattern peaked forage cap is, however, still retained and "worn in walking-out order.