British Victorian 14th Hussars

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British Victorian 14th Hussars Officers Busby with Chinstrap by Cater and Co.

The busby is made of black fur and looks quite tall at this stage. The Dress Regulations for the busby stipulate 7.75 inches high at the front, 8 inches at the sides and 9 inches at the back. The top of the cap was half an inch less in diameter than the bottom and the front of the cap sloped back half an inch out of the perpendicular.

These measurements remained regulation until 1888 when the height was lowered. The 14th Hussars were distinguished by the absence of the gold oval cockade which all other hussar regiments had on the front of the busby. This only applied to officers; a yellow cockade was worn on the front of other ranks’ busbies.

The busby bag was yellow and the egret feather plume white.

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Paul

www.1420kh.co.uk

A regimental website for veterans of the 14th/20th King's Hussars

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