Bandsman of West Indian Regiment, Barbados

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Title: Bandsman of West Indian Regiment, Barbados
Author: The Main Library, University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados is responsible for making this digital resource available.
Abstract: A bandsman of West Indian Regiment in full dress poses with a musical instrument. The West Indian Regiment was active in the British colonies from 1795–1927 and 1958–1962. In 1858 the West India Regiment adopted a uniform similar to that of the French Zouaves which comprised a red fez wound about by a white turban, red sleeveless jacket with yellow braiding worn over a long-sleeved white waistcoat, with dark blue breeches piped in yellow, white stockings, white gaiters and black shoes. This uniform was retained for full dress throughout the regiment until 1914 and by the band until disbandment in 1927. The regiment was unique amongst colonial units in that it was an integral part of the British regular army. The uniform is retained today by the band of the Barbados Defence Force.
Description: Portrait; black and white
Date: 2012-11-28

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