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Old 23-04-09, 12:59 PM
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A nice portrait picture of a cavalry / dragoon soldier. He is likely imperial, but the card came from a Canadian source. Can anyone postively identify the unit?
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Old 23-04-09, 05:00 PM
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A fine looking gent indeed.
Systemic Wild Ass Guess (SWAG) considering the red tunic, blue or black facings and white plume:
British cavalry 1. 4th Royal Irish Dragoon Gds (bandsmen of the Royal Dragoons, but no lyre worn on the sleeve.
British Yeomanry: 1.Montgomeryshire 2. Royal Berkshire 3. Fife and Fofar 4. Duke of Lancaster's Own
(considering the Canadian source, the Royal Canadian Dragoon wore a white pith helment, not a metal helmet)
This will narrow it down some what, and I am sure someone will disagree.No harm done. Hope this helps.
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Old 23-04-09, 06:15 PM
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Hi Dr B, the RCD and some other Canadian cavalry regiments did have metal helmets for full dress / ceremonial occaisions, but were in very limited use.
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Old 24-04-09, 02:42 AM
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A nice portrait picture of a cavalry / dragoon soldier. He is likely imperial, but the card came from a Canadian source. Can anyone postively identify the unit?
I tried looking at a 4thRIDG yesterday evening from all angles and I can't see
a '4' on the plate in the picture... in fact (to me) it doesn't even look like a
number. The scroll certainly looks ok.
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