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2. Hannoversches Dragoner-Regiment No. 16


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Uniform items for a Rittmeister der Reserve of

2. Hannoversches Dragoner-Regiment Nr. 16, based in Lüneburg. Regimental Chief was King Albert of Belgium.

The white metal helmet emblem had a Waterloo scroll, regimental colours were lemon yellow, collar and cuffs piped white, buttons silver.

Old photo of items no longer in my collection.

N.B.: These items would not have been worn together in this order. The cap is the so-called "Reitmütze", more often seen on a racecourse and with a sportive jaunty look, not matching a dress tunic with epaulettes, also of a slightly darker blue tone than the tunic. The "Feldbinde" (belt) would also not be worn with epaulettes, an officers sash (Paradeschärpe) would have been worn. The weapon shown is the Kavallerie-Säbel M.1852, worn till 1889 but still favoured by some officers, etc.



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