Original British 20th Century Scots Guards Queen's Crown Uniform Set with Bearskin Helmet

Item Description

Original Item: One Set Only. The Scots Guards are best known for being on parade around Buckingham Palace. Raised in 1642 by King Charles I and fully recognized in 1686 this is one of the oldest regiments in the British Army. The tunic is the standard Red Melton Cloth, and has the correct regimental Buttons. The Blue collar facings are decorated with Thistles, the emblem of the Scottish royal family. Uniform comes with standard dark blue Coveralls (pants) with thin red line to sides, a General Service buff leather waist belt with brass buckle, and finally the bearskin helmet complete with chinstrap.

Condition of the uniform set is quite good, though there is some moth damage, particularly on the Coveralls. The Bearskin has a size marking on 7 1/8, and the tunic has the original label inside, giving the sizing as Height 71  Chest 41 Waist 35. The coveralls have the remains of a label on the outside from the last time they were altered. These uniforms were fitted to the individual soldier.

The Scots Guards were intended for the center of the line so wore no horse hair hackles in their helmets, unlike the four other Guards Regiments making up the Guards Division.

Original Government surplus, released in 1990, in ready to display condition.

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