Trumpeters and Bandsmen had seven to nine rows of f-inch yellow worsted lace horizontally across the shell jacket, which according to Regulations should also be joined by vertical braid at the outer ends. The top and bottom bars were to be 6J inches long, expanding towards the centre of chest to reach the sleeve seams. The ends of the horizontal bars often had buttons, and the vertical braid might be omitted. Shortages as the war progressed meant that the braided jackets were usually reserved for parades, and plain jackets or blouses were worn on campaign.
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