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MiniPigs26 Feb 2020 9:46 a.m. PST

For campaigns in the Sudan and NWF.

I found an Osprey Plate online but not sure what book it is from with a war correspondent in a brown uniform tunic


Any other correspondent uniform variations?

"The Frontier Ablaze" book by Michael Barthop shows a Heliograph soldier in blue pants with a red stripe. link

Does anyone know of any special uniform distinctions/variations from straight khaki for special/support services? For instance, the medical staff/stretcher bearers? And, did they wear a red cross?

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP26 Feb 2020 2:23 p.m. PST

The image is from the North-West Frontier book that is also pictured in the linked images.


khanscom26 Feb 2020 3:02 p.m. PST

In "Scale Model Soldiers" by Roy Dilley (published by Almark) there is a 54mm vignette of 10th Hussars signal section on the NW frontier c. 1879. Tunic and helmet are in light khaki, breeches are dark blue with a wide double yellow stripe along the seams, puttees dark blue, white belts and straps. Section is equipped with a heliograph.

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