Rare Victorian Officer’s Pattern, 9th Lancers Full Dress Tunic.
This 9th Lancers full dress tunic is made of dark blue Melton cloth with scarlet collar, cuffs, plastron and piping to back seams and edges of the skirts. A one inch gold ‘Bias and Stand’ lace edging to the collar and pointed cuffs. Regimental buttons and plaited gold shoulder cords bearing two Lieutenant embroidered rank stars. The collar never fitted with badges. Beige quilted silk lining. A nice example of an officer’s 9th Lancers full dress tunic.
Jacket Size : Chest 35” to 36”
Waist 28” to 29”.
Shoulder to Shoulder 17 1/4”.
Top of Collar to Bottom of Jacket. 29”.
Top of Sleeve to Bottom of Sleeve. 23 1/4”.
9th Queen’s Royal Lancers: were originally formed during the Jacobite Risings in 1715. They were formed by Major-General Owen Wynne and were the second cavalry regiment in the British Army. They were initially known as the “9th Dragoons” or “Wynne’s Dragoons”. In 1717. the regiment embarked for Ballinrobe, in Ireland and were placed on the Irish establishment. In 1783. they converted into Light Dragoons, becoming the 9th Light Dragoons, and served in the Irish Rebellion of 1798. Sir Samuel Auchmuty’s expedition to the River Plate in 1803. the occupation of Montevideo and Wellington’s Peninsula War between 1811. and 1813. In 1816. they were constituted Lancers and in 1830. were given the distinguished title of “Queen’s Royal”, in honour of Queen Adelaide, consort of William IV, hence becoming the 9th Queen’s Royal Lancers.
They are best known for their roles in the Indian mutiny 1857. and for their part in the North African campaign of World War II including the retreat to and the battle of El Alamein in 1942. 9th Lancers full dress tunic.
Good Condition. this 9th Lancers full dress tunic has some moth tracking to the front plastron and collar, the images are showing the gold lace and cords quite bright, however I would say that they are slightly dulled.