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kelsard27


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can someone please help with the insignia worn on the upper arm of the drummers at Isandlwana.
the picture i have looks like a drum but i am not really sure.
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Looks like it is a drum, going by the colour plate in Ian Knight's book.

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kelsard27


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thats the pic i have so thats a help.
do you know if there is abook or website about insignia as there are others ineed more info about i.e. cuff insignia the difference between capt and lt.
any info would be a help.
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Kelsard

Martin Everett and John Young may be able to assist you with any questions about insignia, uniforms, etc.

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John Young


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Kelsard,

Yes it is a embroided drum; with a white drumskin & white drum chords on a red drum.

John Y.
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kelsard27


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thanks Coll and John.
John as Coll suggested do you know of a book or website with info on insignia.
i am working on a model of capt. Younghusband's last stand at Isandlwana and need to know the difference between his cuff insignia and lt hodson [if they differ in any way] or did collar insignia differ.
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John Young


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Kelsard,

Why not do Younghusand in a scarlet unlined patrol jacket, and Hodson in a blue patrol jacket? Then you haven't got a problem, as officers below field rank didn't wear insignia of rank on the blue patrol jacket.

Insignia of rank on the collar, if both in scarlet: Lieutenant - a Crown; Captain - a Crown & Star.

There is no website, that I know of, which contains such information.

John Y.
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kelsard27


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thanks John .
seems the red for Younghusband blue for Hodson is the way to go.
easy option really now i think about it.
just one last favour do you think Hodson would have carried a sword in the field . Embarassed
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Kelsard,

I'm sure that he would have done so.

That being the case the sword belt & slings would have been worn underneath the skirt of the patrol jacket.

John Y.
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kelsard27


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thanks John thats been a great help .
many thanks.
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