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Round Forage caps 1880-1902

PostPosted: 18 Mar 2017 10:51
by jf42
As an admirable companion piece to Frogsmile's recent series here on Home Service helmet badges, the uniformology site has launched this series on the Round Forage caps worn by Officers and SNCOs in the infantry regiments circa 1880/1-1902.

http://www.uniformology.com/FORAGE-CAPS-01.html

Of particular interest, I believe, is the clear illustration of the regimental badges worn on these items, which did not always correspond with the badges chosen for the Full Dress headgear of the new regiments.

So far the Foot Guards and the first 31 infantry regiments of the line are shown , less the Cameronians, who did not wear the cap. (while the KOSB's did, temporarily). More to come.

Re: Round Forage caps 1880-1902

PostPosted: 20 Mar 2017 04:36
by Peter
I think there just could be something more substantial than the ghost of Frogsmile involved in that Uniformology exercise.

Re: Round Forage caps 1880-1902

PostPosted: 21 Mar 2017 20:50
by theironduke1
No question that his is a substantial contribution. We worked on it together!

Re: Round Forage caps 1880-1902

PostPosted: 22 Mar 2017 00:13
by Frogsmile
In fairness and tribute to the ironduke1, I must say that my contribution has been very minor. He is a master of his craft and, as well as producing the most superb artwork, carries out exhaustive research to ensure authenticity. It is an enjoyable project, especially as the design of the caps had to our knowledge never been artistically depicted in the public domain until now.

Re: Round Forage caps 1880-1902

PostPosted: 22 Mar 2017 09:20
by Tony Barton
Utterly lovely... I am inspired, and must now make a figure wearing one in 1/6th ! Which is going to be tricky, to say the least of it. Thanks Gents

Re: Round Forage caps 1880-1902

PostPosted: 22 Mar 2017 17:32
by AlexReece
Frogsmile wrote:In fairness and tribute to the ironduke1, I must say that my contribution has been very minor. He is a master of his craft and, as well as producing the most superb artwork, carries out exhaustive research to ensure authenticity. It is an enjoyable project, especially as the design of the caps had to our knowledge never been artistically depicted in the public domain until now.



The uniformology webb site is fantastic chaps I'm a big fan and I thank you all who is involved.

It would be great if some of those Victorian editions like the Dragoon Guards Heavy Cavalry etc presentations where available to purchase as books ?

Regards Alex

Re: Round Forage caps 1880-1902

PostPosted: 22 Mar 2017 17:33
by servicepub
Absolutely marvelous!! Thanks to all the contributors for this resource. (Can you do the same for the Canadian regiments?)
Clive

Re: Round Forage caps 1880-1902

PostPosted: 23 Mar 2017 20:14
by jf42
AlexReece wrote:
Frogsmile wrote:In fairness and tribute to the ironduke1, I must say that my contribution has been very minor. He is a master of his craft and, as well as producing the most superb artwork, carries out exhaustive research to ensure authenticity. It is an enjoyable project, especially as the design of the caps had to our knowledge never been artistically depicted in the public domain until now.



The uniformology webb site is fantastic chaps I'm a big fan and I thank you all who is involved.

It would be great if some of those Victorian editions like the Dragoon Guards Heavy Cavalry etc presentations where available to purchase as books ?

Regards Alex



VWF imprint. I've said it before...