The 1st Devon Troop was raised in 1794.
These coloured cartes-de visite show
us their red jacket, adorned with a braiding pattern that is
quite similar to the Royal Horse Artillery. Cuff and collar
facings are blue.
It is quite interesting to see that the
older photo (to the left) displays a dragoon pattern helmet
; this will be later changed for the busby - and the 1st Devon
Yeomanry will bear the title Hussar.
This portrait also features the black pouch belt that was used
for a few years in the 1860s.
to Dave Knight -