Anyone An Expert In Historical British Uniforms?

triumphant pistol team circa 1900

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I came across this picture on the Intertubes, and thought it was very interesting.

Okay, so I thought it was a compelling image.  What is the story behind the photograph?  I have no idea.

If I had to speculate, and I am about to speculate even though I don’t have to, I would say that it is a British Army pistol team circa 1900 or so, posing with the trophy they won.  That is why I am hoping that someone reading this is interested in the history of British uniforms.  I’m certain there is a great many details to be gleaned from the insignia and gear that would help nail down the where and when.

Lastly, please take a look at the officer seated on the left side of the photograph.  Note how his hands are blistered and peeling.  Something tells me that he was recently operating in a desert, where the only part of his pale skin exposed to the sun was his hands.

7 thoughts on “Anyone An Expert In Historical British Uniforms?

  1. The officer bottom left front,sports the badge of the 21st (Empress of India’s) Lancers (1901 – 1922) in his pith helmet. However this photo is of the 12th Royal Lancers (Prince of Wales own) Pistol Team in Cairo, Egypt with the Duke of Connaught’s Cup in the 1930s. Revolvers of course are .455 caliber Webley MKVIs

  2. I have a picture of my grandfather in a white dress uniform taken in Karachi. I have no idea of the date but it would be somewhere around 1900. it was taken by R. Jalbhoy, photographers. They of course do not exist now. the uniform is all white with a high collar. The helmet is white covered and has a chain coming from the top around to the side bottom There is a high knob on the top. if anyone has any ideas i would be most appreciative.

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