The 1879 Group

Isandlwana & Rorke's Drift.

Uniform of the Victorian Soldier of 1879

Basic Kit

• Grey shirt
This can be the army issue 'Grey back' or any authentic civilian shirt of the period.

• Boots
These should be black, with no toe cap and certainly no lacquer or modern bull.

• Gaiters
Black lace up pattern fastened by a buckle at the top.

• Braces
Made of authentic white/cream canvas.

• Glengarry
Black with the appropriate regimental badge.

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