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Article about: Hello, I've had this red dress tunic for a very long time. When I got it it had no buttons, I sewed on on General Service buttons but now I would like to restore it properly with the correct

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    Hello, I've had this red dress tunic for a very long time. When I got it it had no buttons, I sewed on on General Service buttons but now I would like to restore it properly with the correct buttons.

    So does anyone know which Regiment this tunic belongs to? Is it a musicians tunic?

    Any help appreciated, Doug
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    Bandsman yes, which regiment, no idea
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Douglas, it is for a Drummer not a Bandsman (it makes a difference) and should have shoulder embellishments. It is a generic form for any non Royal Regiment, sadly not specific to any one of them. Royal Regiments have Blue collars etc...
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Hi Jerry, thanks for that, this is very helpful.

    I have also received the following from a contact of mine who is a Victorian Uniform specialist.

    'Your tunic is a buglers or drummers tunic of the infantry of the line.This is the last pattern before the Great War and are quite common.Most are dated 1913.Most regiments had white facings at this time ,though a number got their original facings back by this time. Royal regiments had blue facings, including the Royal Marines. Some regiments had their own regimental buttons but many had the general service type. I have a drummers tunic of the Royal Sussex Regt. and this has regimental buttons and brass shoulder titles. Hope this helps.'

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    These non royal regiments had facing colours other than white so it cant be one of these, thanks to Taff Gillingham.

    The Northumberland Fusiliers
    The Manchester Regiment
    The Norfolk Regiment
    The Essex Regiment
    The Devonshire Regiment
    The Highland Light Infantry
    The Seaforth Highlanders
    The Prince of Wales's Own Yorkshire Regiment
    The Duke of Wellington's Regiment
    The Wiltshire Regiment
    The Suffolk Regiment
    The Durham Light Infantry
    The Buffs
    The Middlesex Regiment
    The Bedfordshire Regiment
    The Cambridgeshire Regiment
    South Wales Borderers
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Victorian Leics drummer in all his glory
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    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Brilliant, thanks very much.

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