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FOOT GUARDS POSTCARDS

Drum Major, Coldstream Guards

Drum Major, Coldstream Guards
Drum Major Patrick is wearing a bearskin with a red feather plume. His scarlet tunic has a blue collar and cuff flaps. On the breast are eight bars of gold lace. The sleeves are laced with eight single gold inverted chevrons. Four inverted large gold chevrons are worn as a rank badge on the right arm.
The crimson sash is worn over the right shoulder, together with a white waist belt with a regimental clasp. The Drum Major's sash has two bands of gold lace with a gold fringe at the bottom.
On each side is a miniature drum stick held in place by gold loops. The sash also contains embroidered insignia of a Crown, Garter Star, and Sphinx badge.
The Drum Major is wearing three medals, The Egyptian Medal, Khedive's Medal and the Long Service and Good conduct Medal.

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

Copyright 1989 Published by Geoff White Ltd.

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