School of Musketry, Instructors, late Victorian


A large group of instructors, mainly senior NCOs of the School of Musketry wearing early forage caps with the Victorian badge of the corps. The eight officers on the front row wear staff badges. The photograph, image size 11.5 x 8.5ins [29 x 21.5cm], is mounted on photographer’s card, a little faded and a mark [ink?] running from the colonel’s leg towards the bottom of the image. One of the men on the rear rank wears the medals for the Egyptian campaign of the 1880s and the photograph probably dates from the early 1890s. The reverse has a very faded image of a large group of junior officers of various regiments on a course at the School. It was designated the Small Arms School, Hythe from 1919.

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