FULL DRESS TUNICS & JACKETS
Royal Field and Royal Garrison Artillery
The tunic worn by other ranks was, essentially the same as had been laid down in 1860. It was dark blue with scarlet collar. It was edged in front and around the skirts in scarlet cloth. The two rear skirt seams were also piped in scarlet. There were nine buttons down the front and two at the waist on the rear. A small button secured each shoulder strap. The collar had a brass grenade on each side (authorised in 1880) and was piped all round in yellow cord. The shoulder straps were edged in scarlet with the battery number in brass for Field Artillery and woven cloth for Garrison batteries. All shoulder titles were ordered to be in brass in 1890, however the change in unform in 1891 eclipsed that.
In 1891 the tunic was redesigned to conform with other branches. The tunic front was now squared off and edged with scarlet cloth and the rear skirts had three pointed dark blue flaps on each side edged scarlet while the centre vent was also piped scarlet.
The quality of the tunic also conformed with the rest of the army. Warrant officers, which included Master Gunners, Brigade Sergeant-Majors, Brigade QMs, Trumpet, Farrier, collarmaker and Wheeler Sergeant-Majors wore First Class tunics (of somewhat better quality) but the lace on collar and cuffs was gold with gold braid tracing around it. The Battery Sergeant-Major and all ranks below had gold lace on collar and cuffs without the tracing braid. Corporals, Bombardiers and all other ranks wore standard yellow cord.