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93RD SUTHERLAND HIGHLAND REGIMENT OF FOOT DRESS REGULATIONS
NAPOLEONIC ERA circa 1810-1815
SERGEANTS 1997


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Recruiting Sergeant (JOIN)

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SERGEANTS

JACKET: As other ranks, but of finer scarlet wool. Chevrons: 3, on right arm as for Corporals, but of plain white lace.
SASH: Red wool with center yellow stripe. Worn over left shoulder under strap, knotted at left hip.
BALDRIC: White buff leather. Worn over right shoulder, under strap. No slings.
BELT PLATE: Brass, Regimental. Worn center of chest.
SWORD: Basket hilt Scottish broadsword. Red fabric basket lining. Worn at left hip.
SCABBARD: Black leather with brass mountings. Ferrule. No sling rings.
PIKE: 9 foot ash staff. Blade 12 3/4" long. Crossbar 5 1/2" across. Socket, with 2 ornamental ring pieces 4 1/2 " deep from the crossbar to the point. Two 9" flanges down the sides. Foot of shaft shod with iron 2 1/4" deep with similar flanges 2 1/2" long extending up the sides of the shaft.
GREATCOAT: Same as other ranks but with yellow facings. Chevrons on sleeve.

All other kit as for other ranks EXCEPT no musket, bayonet, bayonet sling, or cartridge box.


Sergeant of the 93rd circa 1812-1815. Battalion Company. Marching Order.

SERGEANTS DRESS REGULATIONS - CRIMEAN ERA 1854-1855

JACKET: As other ranks, but of finer scarlet wool and double breasted with no front chest loops of lace. Chevrons: 3 on each arm as for Corporals.
SASH: Plain crimson wool. Worn over left shoulder under strap, knotted at right hip.
BALDRIC (Only SERGEANT MAJOR carried a sword): White buff leather. Worn over right shoulder, under strap. Slings attach to rings on scabbard. BELT PLATE: Brass, Regimental.
SWORD: Basket hilt Scottish broadsword. Red fabric basket lining.
SCABBARD: Black leather with brass mountings. Sling rings.
SPORRAN: Badger with head mask, brass cantle, 6 white tassels in brass bells, white leather strap.
All other kit and musket as for other ranks EXCEPT has sword bayonet. Only Sergeant Major wore green ribbon rosettes on edge of kilt apron.
WHITE SHELL JACKET: As for corporals.

DRESS REGULATIONS - INDIAN MUTINY ERA 1857 -1858

DOUBLET:As other ranks, Doublet of finer scarlet wool. Chevrons: 3, on each arm as for Corporals.
SASH: Plain crimson wool. (Army regs stated change to wear over right shoulder, but Regimental orders not issued until 1874 to change.)
BALDRIC (Only SERGEANT MAJOR & STAFF SERGEANTS carried swords): White buff leather. Worn over right shoulder, under strap. Sling rings. BELT PLATE: Brass, Regimental.
SWORD: Basket hilt Scottish broadsword. Red fabric basket lining.
SCABBARD: Black leather with brass mountings. Ferrule. Sling rings.
SPORRAN: Badger with head mask, brass cantle, 6 white tassels in brass bells, white leather strap.
All other kit as other ranks EXCEPT had sword bayonet. ("short rifle" - though not the Enfield.) Sergeant Major only wore green ribbon rosettes on edge of kilt apron.
WHITE JACKET: As for corporals.