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DRUM HORSE POSTCARDS

Drum Horse, Royal Scots Greys

Drum Horse, Royal Scots Greys
The drum horse shown in this illustration was purchased in Dublin in November 1885 by the Royal Scots Greys.
He was named Plum Duff because at the time of purchase his coat was dark with white spots which gradually changed as he became older. Mounted on "Plum Duff is Drummer A.E. Booth who enlisted in the regiment in 1876 and was still with the regiment when this photograph was taken in 1896.
The Royal Scots Greys were raised in Scotland in 1678 as a regiment of dragoons and later became known as the Royal Regiment of Scots Dragoons.
Their motto 'Second to None' is clearly visible on the drum banner and the shabraque the cloth worn on a horse, this name is derived from the Turkish 'tashprak'

This text was kindly researched and prepared by Alan Harfield (FR Hist S)

Copyright 1989 Published by Geoff White Ltd.

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