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« on: July 17, 2014, 04:35:27 PM »

Like the title suggests, please post any pics you may have of the uniforms of both the protagonists in this thread.

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« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2014, 06:21:24 PM »

Officers of the 10th Hussars at Jellalabad :



9th Lancers mannequin by Tony Barton :





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« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2014, 06:26:09 PM »

Thanks Arthur- you're a star as usual  Cool.

I'm hoping we can make this thread into something of a resource for uniforms of the Second Afghan War.

To all- please feel free to add your pics!

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« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2014, 01:30:33 AM »

9th Lancers in quilted khaki winter jackets (note how bulky the garment is) :



72nd Highlanders officers in trews (the scarlet doublets were only worn for the photo and would not have been used in the field) :



51st Foot at Ali Masjid wearing Afghan poshteens over their scarlet frocks :



Royal Horse Artillery in khaki frocks and dark blue home service trousers :



45th Native Infantry (Rattray's Sikhs) guarding prisoners in 1878 :



My God, Maiwand ! :


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« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2014, 02:56:12 PM »

Thanks Arthur, once again you have come to the rescue  Smiley.

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« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2014, 07:40:41 AM »

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« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2014, 07:48:10 AM »

Sorry made a blls of original post, I'll have another go. Only two I can add to the collection are both 9th Lancers and if I recall correctly these came from a previous thread on this forum

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« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2014, 07:51:28 AM »

Thanks Moonshadow  Cool

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« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2014, 11:37:38 PM »

More period pics from the National Army Museaum collections.

N.2 Mountain battery descending Springawi Pass, 1879 :



The Khan of Lalpura & followers with political officer, 1879 :



Members of the Yorkshire Infantry at Ali Masjid :



British & Indian Gunners before the campaign (note the full dress uniforms)




A 9 pdr gun used in Afghanistan. The ochre colour of the carriage is correct for the period :



Still on the subject of artillery, Major Giles' rendition of 'saving the guns at Maiwand' :



Richard Caton Woodville's take on the same subject :



And more Tony Barton mannequins because they look so damn good (66th Foot and RHA in this case) :






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« Reply #9 on: July 27, 2014, 11:54:13 PM »

I'm fascinated by turbans ... I think they look ace.

True story - I had a flatmate in college who had a turban (he was a sikh, in case you hadn't guessed) and I got so used to seeing him wear it, I just stopped seeing it after a while. Then one day he came out of the shower having washed his hair and I was astonished; he had long, glossy hair all the way down his back to his bum. It was an amazing cascade of ebony black hair, like a horse's tail. Sadly he had it cut short a couple of weeks later, because he wanted to looks more 'western'. I don't know why that made me unutterably sad and a little ashamed.
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« Reply #10 on: July 28, 2014, 10:12:47 PM »

Are there any pictures of the Rifles out there? I've tried to find some, but no luck.

Also, I've always assumed the officers would have black shoes and equipment along with the men, but have never found anything to confirm this...


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« Reply #11 on: July 29, 2014, 12:47:48 AM »

Haven't seen period pics of the Rifles myself, but I'll keep looking. In the meantime...

85th Light Infantry in the Kurram valley, 1879 :



The 85th's HQ at the same time :



http://www.shropshireregimentalmuseum.co.uk/regimental-history/shropshire-light-infantry/the-85th-kings-light-infantry-in-afghanistan-1878-81/

Guides infantry in 1880 :



The 2nd battalion of the 8th Foot in 1879 :



The 70th Foot at Subathu :



Roberts & Afghan dignitaries :



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« Reply #12 on: July 29, 2014, 07:57:43 AM »

Once again- many, many thanks Arthur  Cool.

All very much appreciated as you know  Smiley.

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« Reply #13 on: July 29, 2014, 06:33:53 PM »

I like that picture of the 85th. Another reason that we need  Smiley British infantry without puttees.

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« Reply #14 on: July 29, 2014, 06:49:48 PM »

I like that picture of the 85th. Another reason that we need  Smiley British infantry without puttees.



It would be a simple enough conversion job to file down the puttees and then add the trousers me thinks?

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