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john gregory

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Does anyone know who owns this photo and could I see the full size, is he wearing Coldstream Guards buttons or GS, thanks, JG

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Does anyone know who owns this photo and could I see the full size, is he wearing Coldstream Guards buttons or GS, thanks, JG

If it's any help John, I can see just from looking that they are Guards buttons and not GS. So far all the photos I have where the buttons are legible show regimental and not GS buttons. I believe that officially they were the only regiments (i.e. Household troops including cavalry) authorised for regimental buttons, although Rifle regiments were of course permitted their own 'generic' button.

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If it's any help John, I can see just from looking that they are Guards buttons and not GS. So far all the photos I have where the buttons are legible show regimental and not GS buttons. I believe that officially they were the only regiments (i.e. Household troops including cavalry) authorised for regimental buttons, although Rifle regiments were of course permitted their own 'generic' button.

Thanks Frogsmile

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