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Carte-de-visite studio W.Beer in Exmouth
Carte-de-visite studio W.Beer & Son in Exmouth

Royal 1st Devon Yeomanry

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.

- Thanks to Dave Knight -