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Australia 1

  • Captain, Australian Instructional Corps, 1932
  • Constable, Mounted Branch, New South Wales Police Force, 1938
  • Member, Voluntary Aid Detachment, 1935
  • Bandsman, HQ 4th Light Horse Brigade, 1936
  • Corporal, Band of the Royal Australian Air Force, 1936
  • Sergeant Major, Australian Instructional Corps, 1936

Australian Cadets

  • Senior Cadet, Barker College, 1905
  • Cadet, 19th Infantry Battalion, 1913
  • Lance Corporal, Cranbrook College, 1935
  • Cadet, Launceston Church Grammar School, 1939
  • Cadet, Rockhampton Grammar School, 1936
  • Cadet, Girls' Section, Australian Air League, 1944 

 

 

Volunteers

  • Private, Exeter & South Devon Volunteer Rifle Corps, 1860
  • Private, Sheffield Volunteer Rifles, 1860
  • Corporal, Queen's Own Royal Yeomanry, 1860
  • Gunner, 2nd Midlothian Artillery Volunteers, 1866
  • Corporal, Norfolk Light Horse, 1864
  • Rifleman, 2nd Inverness Volunteer Rifle Corps, 1863

British West Indies

  • Private, 4th West India Regiment, 1866
  • Officer, Jamaica Light Horse, 1882
  • Corporal, Trinidad Light Infantry, 1897
  • Lance Bombardier, Jamaica Volunteer Artillery, 1935
  • Constable, Bahamas Police Force, 1955
  • Corporal, West India Regiment, 1959 

 

 

Ceremonial '50s

  • Trooper, Life Guards
  • Private, Royal Scots
  • Sergeant, 6th Gurkha Rifles
  • Trooper, 11th Hussars
  • Corporal, Royal Ulster Rifles
  • Sergeant, Irish Guards 

Cerememonial '60s

  • Piper, Royal Scots Fusiliers, 1956
  • Piper, 6th Queen Elizabeth's Own Gurkha Rifles, 1961
  • Colonel, 1962
  • Staff Sergeant, Women's Royal Army Corps, Singapore, 1964
  • Piper, Queen's (Belfast) University Contingent O.T.C., Belfast, 1964
  • Corporal, 23rd Special Air Service Regiment (T.A.), 1965 

 

 

Gurkhas 1

  • Havildar, Bengal Frontier Police, 1883
  • Piper, 2nd Battalion, 5th Gurkha Rifles, 1897
  • Sepoy, Mogamgo Battalion, Burma Military Police, 1899
  • Sepoy, 6th Gurkha Rifles, 1933
  • Naik, 2nd Gurkha Rifles, 1945
  • Private, 1978

Gurkhas 2

  • Corporal , Sirmoor Regiment, 1856
  • Sepoy, 2nd (The Prince of Wales’ Own) Gurkha (Rifles) Regiment (The Sirmoor Rifles), 1897
  • Sepoy & Head Constable, Frontier Police, 1912
  • British Officer, 2nd King Edward’s Own Gurkha Rifles (The Sirmoor Rifles), 1913
  • Sepoy, 3rd Battalion, 10th Gurkha Rifles, 1944
  • Piper, 10th Princess Mary’s Own Gurkha Rifles, 1953 

 

 

Mess '11

  • 11th (Prince Albert’s Own) Hussars
  • Princess Louise's (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders)
  • The Royal Irish Rifles
  • 9th (Queen’s Royal) Lancers
  • 4th County of London Imperial Yeomanry (King’s Colonials)
  • The Prince of Wales’s Volunteers (South Lancashire Regiment) 

Mess '67

  • Sergeant, Blues & Royals
  • Sergeant, Intelligence Corps
  • Sergeant, the Brigade of Guards
  • Sergeant, Royal Tank Regiment
  • Sergeant, the Royal Scots (the Royal Regiment)
  • Sergeant, Royal Army Veterinary Corps 

 

 

No. 1 & 3

  • Corporal, Locally Employed Personnel, Royal Pioneer Corps, 1955
  • Piper, 4th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers, 1958
  • Piper, Junior Leaders Regiment, Royal Corps of Signals, 1961
  • Bandsman, Queen's Dragoon Guards, 1977
  • General Officer, 1970
  • Piper, 152nd Field Ambulance, RCT(V), 1978 

New South Wales

  • Lieutenant, NSW Volunteer Rifle Corps, 1856
  • Bugler, Sydney Volunteer Rifle Corps, 1868
  • Sergeant, 5th (Southern) Regiment of Volunteer Infantry, 1876
  • Seaman, NSW Naval Brigade, 1875
  • Captain, 7th NSW Volunteer Infantry Regiment (St George’s Rifles), 1897
  • Nurse, Army Nursing Service Reserve, 1902 

 

 

Pacific

  • Constable, British New Guinea Armed Constabulary, 1893
  • Lance Corporal, New Hebrides Constabulary, 1935
  • Private, Fiji Military Forces, 1937
  • Corporal, South Pacific Scouts, 1943
  • Constable, Tonga Police Force, 1957
  • Constable, Royal Papua & New Guinea Constabulary, 1967 

Constabulary

  • Constable, Bristol City Constabulary, 1840
  • Sergeant, Shropshire Constabulary, 1862
  • Inspector, Essex Constabulary, 1878
  • Bandsman, Manchester City Police Force, 1893
  • Head Constable, Royal Irish Constabulary, 1899
  • Piper, Band of the Edinburgh City Police Force, 1900 

 

 

South Australia

  • Gunner, South Australian Artillery, 1855
  • Musician, No.7 (Sea Coast) Company, Adelaide Regiment of Volunteer Rifles, 1868
  • Constable, South Australian Police Force, 1882
  • Private, 4th (Northern & North Central) Battalion, Volunteer Infantry, 1890
  • Corporal, Adelaide Lancers, 1894
  • Lieutenant Commander, South Australian Naval Force, 1900 

Scotland 1

  • Private, Duke of Edinburgh’s Highland Rifle Corps, 1871
  • Senior Piper, Queensland Scottish Volunteer Corps, 1887
  • Private, 5th (Union) Regiment (Irish Rifles), 1896
  • Sergeant, 30th Battalion (NSW Scottish), 1936
  • Private, 61st Battalion (Cameron Highlanders of Queensland), 1938
  • Lieutenant, 41st Battalion (Byron Scottish), Royal NSW Regiment, 1961 

 

 

Scotland 2

  • Private, Scottish Company, Cape Rifle Corps, 1865
  • Private, Highland Company, Kaffrarrian Rifles, 1906
  • Staff Sergeant, Highland Company, Prince Alfred's Guard, 1906
  • Piper, Pipes & Drums, Transvaal Scottish Volunteers, 1907
  • Piper, Pipes & Drums, South African Irish, 1941
  • Lieutenant, Witwatersrand Rifles, 1957 

Scotland 3

  • Private, Canterbury Irish Volunteer Rifle Corps, 1885
  • Cadet, Newfoundland Highlanders, 1913
  • Captain, Calcutta Scottish, Auxiliary Force (India), 1925
  • Piper, 3rd Battalion, 6th Rajputana Regiment, 1936
  • Private, Scottish Company, Hong Kong Volunteer Defence Corps, 1939
  • Piper, Royal Hong Kong Police, 1987 

 

 

Scotland 4

  • Lieutenant, 79th Shefford Battalion of Infantry (Highlanders), 1883
  • Private, 48th Regiment (Highlanders), 1907
  • Corporal, Irish Regiment of Canada, 1936
  • Private, Highland Light Infantry of Canada, 1951
  • Piper, Pipes & Drums, 400th Squadron, Air Reserve, RCAF, 1968
  • Sergeant, Irish Regiment of Canada, 1963 

Scotland 5

  • Officer, Highland Company, Prince of Wales' Rifles of Canada, 1859
  • Corporal, 48th Regiment (Highlanders), 1901
  • Piper, 21st (Eastern Ontario) Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force, 1915
  • Lieutenant, Cameron Highlanders of Canada, 1933
  • Captain, Irish Regiment of Canada, 1954
  • Piper, Edmonton Transit Pipes & Drums, 2008 

 

 

Tasmania & Western Australia

  • Private, City Guards, 1863
  • Private, Regiment of Tasmanian Infantry, 1902
  • Corporal, Tasmanian Mounted Infantry, 1901
  • Trooper, Pinjarrah Mounted Volunteers, 1864
  • Rating, Fremantle Naval Artillery Volunteers, 1885
  • Trumpeter, Western Australian Artillery, 1901 

Victoria

  • Private, St Kilda Volunteer Rifle Corps, 1862
  • Rating, Volunteer Naval Reserve, 1863
  • Lieutenant, 1st Ballarat Corps, Victorian Rifles, 1880
  • Lance Corporal, Victorian Cavalry, 1888
  • Corporal, Victorian Mounted Rifles, 1895
  • Drum Major, Band of the Victorian Garrison Artillery, 1898 

 

 

Yeomanry

  • Trooper, Lothian & Berwickshire Yeomanry Cavalry, 1896
  • Trooper, Queen’s Own Royal Glasgow Yeomanry, 1895
  • Corporal, 2nd County of London Imperial Yeomanry (Westminster Dragoons), 1903
  • Trooper, Duke of York’s Own Loyal Suffolk Hussars Imperial Yeomanry, 1904
  • Trooper, Northumberland Hussars Imperial Yeomanry, 1907
  • Sergeant, 23rd Armoured Car Company (Sharpshooters), 1939 

Royal West Africa Frontier Force

  • Sergeant, Gold Coast Constabulary, 1901
  • Bandsman, Nigeria Regiment, 1913
  • Private, 1943
  • Private, 81st Division, Burma, 1944
  • Major, Gold Coast Regiment, 1956
  • Private, West African Electrical & Mechanical Engineers, 1954  

 

 

Australia 2

  • Sergeant, Coronation Contingent, 1902
  • Lance Corporal, 1st Australian Light Horse, 1904
  • Officer, Australian Intelligence Corps, 1912
  • Naval Cadet, 1910
  • Lance Corporal, Infantry, 1913
  • Trooper, 9th Light Horse, Palestine, 1916 

 King's African Rifles

  • Lance Corporal, 6th Battalion, 1906
  • Corporal, 2nd Battalion, 1915
  • Sergeant, 1st Battalion, 1926
  • Captain, 1938
  • Sergeant 26th Battalion, 1953
  • Bandsman, 5th Battalion, 1955

 

 

King's African Rifles 2

  • Corporal, 2nd Bn, 1905
  • Section Commander, 1916
  • Company Sergeant Major, 3rd Bn, 1929
  • Bandsman, 3rd Bn, 1947
  • Sergeant, 2nd Bn, Malaya, 1952
  • British Officer, 1962 

Indian Army Mess Dress 1913

  • Garrison Staff
  • 72nd Punjabis
  • 123rd Outram's Rifles
  • 6th Gurkha Rifles
  • 1st Duke of York's own Lancers (Skinner's Horse)
  • 12th Pioneers (Kelat i Ghilzai Regiment)

 

 

 Paramilitaries of British India

  • Naik, Sholapore Native Police, 1858
  • Native Officer, Garo Hills Military Police, 1886
  • Head Constable, Punjab Police, 1895
  • British Officer, North Waziristan Militia, 1902
  • Sepoy, South Waziristan Scouts, 1932
  • Head Constable, Armed Police Reserve, Cochin Police, 1941

 New Zealand

  • Ensign, Rifle Volunteers, 1864
  • Officer, Cambridge Cavalry Volunteers, 1872
  • Bandsman, Wellington Artillery Volunteers, 1872
  • Sergeant, Scottish Company, 1st Battalion, Canterbury Rifle Volunteers, 1888
  • Constable, Armed Constabulary, 1881
  • Officer, Canterbury Yeomanry Cavalry, 1893 
 
 
St Helena
  • Private, St Helena Regiment, 1852
  • Officer, St Helena Regiment, 1857
  • Officer, St Helena Corps of Sharpshooters, 1900
  • Constable, St Helena Police Force, 1939
  • Constable, St Helena Police Force, 1960
  • Constable, St Helena Police Force, 1975
 
Southern Africa
  • Bandsman, Knysna Rifles, 1888
  • Corporal, South African Constabulary, 1903
  • Mounted Constable, Kimberley Police Force, 1904
  • Askari, Rhodesian Native Regiment, 1917
  • Officer, Pretoria Highlanders, 1959
  • Constable, British South Africa Police, 1969
  
 
Colonial Australia
  • Sergeant 3rd Victorian Rifles, 1888
  • Corporal, NSW Railway Rifles, 1896;
  • Bugler, Brisbane Rifles, 1889
  • Rating, NSW Naval Artillery Volunteers, 1890
  • Corporal, NSW Duke of Edinburgh's Highland Volunteer Rifles, 1876
  • Corporal, Prince of Wales' Own Victorian Volunteer Light Horse, 1877
 

Thanks to Sean Ryan of Uniformsotw.com for these images. 

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