Albert J wrote:FROGSMILE wrote:I thought you might be interested to see this Cyclist's version Albert, which going by the cap I take to be around 1905-06? I know it is outside the period you are discussing, but I thought it was an interesting image to see how the wartime dress influenced post-war design, so I hope you will forgive me.
No need for forgiveness, it's all uniforms. The shoulder straps appear to be piped, as does the collar and obviously the cuffs. The shoulder straps also appear to have embroidered unit designation also. I have seen maroon embroidered and piped shoulder straps before on khaki serge, minus the frock unfortunately, to the Warwickshire's. Also odd, if the time period you state is correct, the belt clasp appears to be a Victorian Crown??? Hard though to make out on my computer. My 1902 serge shows evidence of the shoulder straps being piped at one time but removed long before I obtained it. In any event my knowledge regarding post 1902 service dress is sadly lacking, and I'm only familiar enough with it to get me in trouble.
Can you share anymore information on this frock? To the best of your knowledge was this issue or experimental?
I am not sure of the unit, although the uniform has the look of many of the Yeomanry uniforms that were adopted in the period after the 2nd Anglo/Boer War. My assessment of date is based largely upon the cap, which I believe was adopted over the period 05-06, although I agree that the belt buckle looks Victorian. I can only surmise that it is from old stocks, I imagine there would have been less urgency to replace belt buckles than say head dress insignia.