Regulations for the Uniform Clothing of the Cavalry - Their Standards, Guidons, Banners, Housings, and Holsters, Caps, Drums, Bells of Arms and Camp Colours.
The Standards and Guidons of the Dragoon Guards, and the Standards of the Regiments of Horse, to be of Damask, embroidered and fringed with Gold, or Silver; the Guidons of the Regiments of Dragoons to be of Silk, the tassels and cords of the whole to be of crimson silk and gold mixed; the size of the Guidons and Standards, and the Length of the the Laces to be the same as those of the Horse and Horse Grenadier Guards.
The King's, or First Standards, or Guidon of each Regiment to be crimson with the Rose and Thistle conjoined,and crown over them; in the center His Majesty's Motto, "Dieu et mon Droit'" underneath; the White Horse in a compartment, in the first and fourth corner; and the rank of the Regiment, in gold or silver characters, on a ground of the same colour as the facing of the Regiment in a compartment in the second and third corners.
The Second and Third Standard, or Guidon of each Corps, to be of the Colour of the facing of the Regiment, with the Badge of the Regiment in the centre, or the Rank of the Regiment in Gold or Silver Roman Characters on a crimson ground, within a Wreath of Roses and Thistles on the same stalk, the Motto of the Regiment underneath; the White Horse on a Red ground to be in the first and fourth Compartments, and the Rose and Thistle conjoined upon a red Ground in the Second and Third compartments.
The Distinction of the Third Standard, or Guidon to be a figure 3 on a circular ground of Red, underneath the Motto.
Those Corps which have any particular Badge, are to carry it in the centre of their Second and Third Standard or Guidon, with the rank of the Regiment on a red ground, within a small wreath of Roses and Thistles, in the second and third corners.
The Banners of the Kettle Drums and Trumpets to be the colour of the facing of the regiment, with the badge of the Regiment, or its rank, in the centre of the banner of the Kettle Drums, as on the second Standard; the King's Cypher and Crown to be on the banners of the trumpets, with the rank of the regiment in figures underneath.
The Drums of the Dragoon Guards, and Dragoons to be of brass; the front, or forepart, to be painted with the colour of the facing of the regiment, upon which is to be the badge or rank of the regiment as in the second guidon.
Bells of Arms.
The Bells of Arms to be painted in the same manner as the Drums.
The camp Colours to be of the colour of the facing of the regiment, with the rank of the regiment in the centre - those of the Horse to be square, and those of the Dragoon Guards, or Dragoons, to be swallow-tailed.
Clothing of the Regiments; Distinction of the Serjeants and Corporals; Clothing of the Kettle Drummers, Trumpeters, Drummers, and Hautboys, Dummers' Caps.
The Coats of the Dragoon Guards to be lapelled to the Waist with the colour of the regiment, and lined with the same colour; Slit sleeves, turned up with the colour of the lapell.
The Coats of the Horse to be lapelled to the bottom with the colour of the regiment and lined with the same colour (except the fourth regiment of Horse, whose facings are black, and the lining buff colour), small square Cuffs of the Colour of the lapell.
The Coats of the Dragoons to be without lapells, double breasted, slit sleeves, turned up with the colour of the facings of the regiment, the lining of the same colour.
The whole to have long Pockets, the buttonholes to be of a very narrow yellow or white lace, as hereafter specified, and set on two and two, or three and three, for distinction sake. The shoulder knots of the Dragoon Regiments to be yellow or white worsted, and worn on the right shoulder. The waistcoats and breeches to be of the colour of the facings, except those of the Fourth Regiment of Horse which are Buff colour.
The Serjeants of the Dragoon Guards and Dragoons to be distinguished by a narrow gold or silver lace on the lapells, turn up of the sleeves and pockets, and to have gold or silver shoulder knots. The Corporals of Horse by a narrow gold or silver lace on the lapells, cuffs, pockets and shoulder straps; the Corporals of Dragoon Guards and Dragoons by a narrow silver or gold lace on the turn up of the sleeves, and shoulder strap, and to have yellow, or white silk shoulder knots.
The Kettle Drummers', Trumpeters', Drummers' and Hautboys' Coats to be of the colour of the facing of the regiment, lined and turned up with red (except for Royal Regiment which are allowed to wear the Royal Livery, viz., red, lined, and turned up with blue - blue waistcoats and breeches) and laced with the same coloured lace, as that on the Housings and Holster Caps, red Waistcoats and Breeches. The Drummers and Hautboys of the Dragoon Guards, and the Kettle Drummers and Trumpeters of the Horse to have long hanging sleeves fastened at the waist.
The Caps of the Drummers to be such as those of the Infantry, with the Tassel hanging behind, the front to be of the colour of their facing with the particular badge of the regiment embroidered on it, or a trophy of guidons and drums, the little flap to be red, with the White Horse and Motto over it, "Nec aspera terrent;" the back part of the Cap to be red likewise; the turn up to be the colour of the front, and in the middle part of it behind, a Drum, and the rank of the regiment.
Hats and Caps
of the Cavalry
The Hats to be laced with gold or silver lace, and to have black cockades. The Royal North British Dragoons, only, to wear caps instead of Hats, which Caps are to be of the same form as those of the House Grenadier Guards; the front Blue with the same badge as on the Second Guidon of the Regiment; the flap red, with the White Horse and Motto over it, "Nec apera terrent;" the back part to be red, and the turn up blue, with a Thistle embroidered, between the letters "II. D." being the rank of the Regiment. The Watering or Forage Caps of the cavalry to be red, turned up with the colour of the facing, and the rank of the regiment on the little flap.
The Cloaks to be red, lined as the Coats, and the Buttons set on at top, in the same manner, upon frogs, or loops of the same colours as the lace on the Housings, the capes to be the colour of the facings.
The Housings and Holster Caps to be of the Colour of the facing of the Regiment (except the First Regiment, or the King's Dragoon Guards, and the the Royal Dragoons, whose Housings are red, and the Fourth Regiment of Horse, whose Housings are buff colour), laced with one broad white or yellow worsted or mohair lace with a stripe in the middle of one third of the whole breath, as hereafter specified; the Rank of the Regiment to be embroidered on the Housings upon a red ground, within a wreath of Roses and Thistles, or the particular badge of the Regiment as on the Second Guidon or Standard; the King's Cypher, with the Crown over it, to be embroidered on the Holster Caps, and under the cypher the number or rank of the Regiment.
Uniform of the
The Clothing or Uniform of the Officers, to be made up in the same manner as those of the Men, laced, lapelled, and turned up with the colour of the facing, and a narrow hold, or silver lace, or embroidery, to the binding and buttonholes, the buttons being set on in the same manner as on the Men's Coats; the Waistcoats and Breeches being likewise of the same colour as those of the Men.
The Housings and Holster Caps of the Officers to be of the colour of the facing of the Regiment, laced with one gold or silver lace, and a Stripe of velvet in the middle of the colour of that on the Men's.
The Standard belts to be the colour of the facing of the Regiment and laced as the housings.
Their sashes to be crimson silk, and worn over the left Shoulder.
Their Sword Knots to be crimson and gold in stripes, as those of the Infantry.
The Quarter Masters to wear crimson sashes round their waists.
The Serjeants to wear Pouches as the Men do, and a worsted sash about their waist, of the colour of the facing of the regiment, and of the stripes on the lace of the housings.