The uniform is complete with tunic and trousers.
Also it bears a number of ribbons that were stitched the wrong way around by whoever owned it before.
The ribbons indicate the following medals:
- Boer War Queens South Africa medal
- WW2 The Pacific Star
- Boer War Kings South Africa medal
- WW1 The Victory medal
It is hard to determine if these were the medals of both a father and son or they’ve been stitched later by a collector in the wrong way (which we incline to believe). Also other medals may be missing as usually the Victory medal comes with a War medal and a WW2 Star comes also with either a defence medal or a War Medal (or both).
In any case the lancers’ uniform is in very good shape.
As can be seen in the pictures the tunic it is complete with its red and gold braid collar lined with cream silk, buttons and metal shoulder boards.
The lining is of black silk.
The inside label is long gone.
The trousers bear a label of their own indicating as manufacturer the H. Edgard & Sons Ltd.
The label also reads
No. 1 Dress O.R. NATO No.8405, etc.
Waist 32 ½
Leg Length 29”
In any case this is a 1950’s very well preserved piece.
The tunic measures:
Shoulder to shoulder 84cm
Top to bottom 72cm
Length of sleeve 60cm
There are some both holes on the trousers as seen on the pictures but the tunic is clean.