Article about: Very interesting stuff, guys. At what level, do you suppose, would these kinds of alterations of a uniform typically be overlooked? Obviously an EM/NCO would have a much harder time pulling
Of course, whatever we suggest, other than Messr d'Alquen's images, is pure speculation. I am not aware that he left behind a reason for it in the records.
He did not have to, of course, since there is so much other evidence from his biography.