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Thanks for the uniform details, Andrew, and fantastic illustrations!! :JC_doubleup: Who would have thought a protective coloured grey-green uniform could be abandoned to go back to dark-blue !! Madness!! :scratch_one-s_head:

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Hello!

Does somebody know something about this uniform? I don´t know anything...

Reverse is blank.

I have no idea. I think, the photo had been taken around the 1880s

Thanks a lot!

 

unbekannt (Kavallerist, Streifen, Winkel).JPG

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2/20/2021 at 4:29 PM, FAR43 said:

Hello!

Does somebody know something about this uniform? I don´t know anything ...

Reverse is blank.

I have no idea. I think, the photo had been taken around the 1880s

Thanks a lot!

 

unbekannt (Kavallerist, Streifen, Winkel) .JPG

Hi Andy,

This NCO is Danish, and holds the rank of Sergent (Sergeant), as indicated by the three-bar chevron on each lower sleeve. The diagonal lace bar on his upper-left sleeve is an instructor's proficiency badge, awarded to NCOs displaying diligence and proficiency whilst instructing recruits at Eksercerskoler ('drill schools', ie recruit training depôts). This badge could be awarded more than once.

He wears the M / 1880 double-breasted dark-blue tunic, which for the infantry had a scarlet collar and piping. However, Infantry wore light-blue trousers; therefore, this Sergeant's trousers, of the same shade as the tunic, might suggest that he is an NCO of the Field or Fortress Artillery (who wore carmine piping and collar facing); the Engineers, although otherwise similarly dressed as the Artillery, wore black facing on the collar, so too dark for this photograph. The M / 1880 was worn until 1903.

Some useful sites / photographs to refer to are:

 

https://www.chakoten.dk/Danish Infantry Uniforms through-out 200 years v2.pdf

 

https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/collections/the-vinkhuijzen-collection-of-military-uniforms#/?tab=navigation&roots=7:af103af0-c532-012f-e88b-58d385a7bc34/7:9ec4ef80-c533-012f- 70bf-58d385a7bc34

 

https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/collections/the-vinkhuijzen-collection-of-military-uniforms#/?tab=navigation&roots=7:af103af0-c532-012f-e88b-58d385a7bc34/8:b774c910-c533-012f- 3f22-58d385a7bc34

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uniforms_of_the_Royal_Danish_Army#/media/File:Danish_army_uniform_M1880_enlisted.jpg

 

https://www.marksrussianmilitaryhistory.info/Denmark/Dane29.html

 

The photograph of infantry Oversergent (Sergeant-Major) Krohn, seen here circa 1900, shows the M / 1880 tunic to good effect, including his rank insignia and instructor's proficiency badge:

https://docplayer.dk/docs-images/92/109205260/images/37-0.jpg

 

Chris

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