Royal Artillery

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Royal Artillery

Post  wfrad on Thu 05 Mar 2009, 11:36 am

Here’s an attempt at a Royal Horse Artillery Gunner circa 1890.
The image from imagecabin {trying out site} is a little on the small side but compared to sum of the free hosting sites it seem to be bug free.
Photo bucket just might have the edge though.
Regards
WF

http://www.imagecabin.com/?view=236212849f60707477d451898
[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]

wfrad

Posts : 1091
Join date : 2008-04-16
Location : Durham UK

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Royal Artillery

Post  ChrisF202 on Fri 06 Mar 2009, 11:42 am

I happen to like the new look alot better then your Photoshop illustrations, it looks amazing actually Very Happy

ChrisF202

Posts : 339
Join date : 2008-05-19
Location : Long Island, New York, USA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

imagecabin

Post  wfrad on Sat 07 Mar 2009, 4:37 am

You could be right chris.
Just what you are used too I think, but imagecabin does seem to be worth a look at for anyone wishing to use an online host.
Regards
WF

wfrad

Posts : 1091
Join date : 2008-04-16
Location : Durham UK

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Royal Artillery

Post  buistR on Sat 07 Mar 2009, 4:46 am

Hi WF. Did your original source indicate the reason for the solar topee? Presumably it shows the RHA in Indian cold weather full dress but I hadn't been aware that this branch of the artillery served overseas in peacetime during the time of the Raj. Because of their present ceremonial role one tends to think of them as being an extension of the Household Troops, based primarily in London. Clearly unfairly.

Regards

buistR

Posts : 343
Join date : 2008-05-21

View user profile

Back to top Go down

topee

Post  wfrad on Sun 08 Mar 2009, 8:29 am

BuistR
Sorry for the title, it's a lilttle missleading, should have just said Horse Artillery.
Commonwealth units of the Horse Artillery wore the topee ie Australian Victorian Horse Artillery.
My appoligies and well spotted.
That’s what happens when you looking at several different uniforms to compare and your brains in neutral.
Saying that, when your clutch is on the way out it's very hard to engage any gear.

Here’s an image of a private in the New South Wales Volunteer Rifles.
Not been able to confirm the details its mainly an ad-hoc affair.
Some references stated that they had a rifle green tunic with black facing shortly after 1860.
I have as yet not been able to find another reference to confirm it.
My illustration is made up from a couple of cigarette style cards with very little info, one of which is on the very good digger history site.

The 1st New South Wales Volunteer Rifles were based at Hyde Park Barracks from 1860-70.
The first volunteers were mainly middle class and the unit mainly performed ceremonial duties and stood guard over Sydney’s public buildings
The rifles evolved over a period of thirty years from purely a middle class volunteer joke into a one of the main contingents of the Sudan campaign of 1895.
Any details you can add will be very welcome.
Regards
WF
[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]

wfrad

Posts : 1091
Join date : 2008-04-16
Location : Durham UK

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Royal Artillery

Post  Sean on Sun 08 Mar 2009, 5:15 pm

Rifle green was worn in the 1850s, much like the Metropolitan Rifle Corps in London.
Again like the English volunteers, grey was adopted by the NSW vols from 1859.
The Sydney Bn wore black facings, the Suburban green and the country districts a mixture of green and red.
I have all this detailed in my CD on NSW uniforms
Scarlet was adopted in 1870 with the departure of the Imperial Garrison. It was worn by the short-lived Permanent Infantry and also the 1st Volunteer Battalion. Scarlet remained the infantry uniform until 1895 when khaki was adopted, but returned in 1897.

http://www.uniformsotw.co.uk/products/cd7.htm

Sean

Posts : 1129
Join date : 2008-04-03

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Royal Artillery

Post  Sean on Mon 09 Mar 2009, 3:00 am

http://i82.servimg.com/u/f82/12/22/09/10/210.gif
[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]

Sydney Battalion Medical Officer, late 1860s

http://i82.servimg.com/u/f82/12/22/09/10/5910.gif
[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]

http://i82.servimg.com/u/f82/12/22/09/10/59a10.gif
[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]


Bombardier of the Victorian Horse Artillery, early 1890s from my http://www.uniformsotw.co.uk/products/cd12.htm

Sean

Posts : 1129
Join date : 2008-04-03

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Australian uniforms

Post  wfrad on Mon 09 Mar 2009, 10:13 am

I suppose that clears that up Sean.

wfrad

Posts : 1091
Join date : 2008-04-16
Location : Durham UK

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Royal Artillery

Post  buistR on Mon 09 Mar 2009, 6:31 pm

Turns out that the Royal Horse Artillery did serve in India in peace-time after all - at any rate an Army General Order of 1/8/81 did include provision for an Indian service white cork helmet for all three branches of the Royal Artillery with slightly differing details ("dead gilt base of leaf pattern" for the RHA). So WF and Sean's splendidly colourful illustrations of the Victorian Horse Artillery, complete with solar topee, would probably illustrate the UK horse gunners as well.

buistR

Posts : 343
Join date : 2008-05-21

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Royal Artillery

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum