Uniform of Colonel
1st Royal Devonshire Volunteers
This uniform is the typical Hussar Officers Home
service dress uniform of the period, however unlike normal Hussars
the 1st Royal Devonshire Volunteers wore scarlet
Not much appears to be recorded about their
uniforms, as Volunteer units were pretty much allowed
to wear what ever uniform their Colonel wanted (as
he was usually the person who brought the uniforms).
This tunic was brought as
new, recently from a punk and gothic fashion shop
in Camden, London. It is their latest fashion. The
only modifications that I needed to do was around
the collar, and replace the buttons.
All cavalry units wore trousers
with wide stripes, and so I have used some from
one of my other uniforms.
The busby is made from synthetic
fur over a stiffened hessian core, with a feather
I have reused my lancer
pouch belt as the original would have been very
The sword belt is an original.
I brought it as a Royal Engineer belt although RE
belts have only two gold bands.
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