Officers' shako, 9th (The East Norfolk) Regiment of Foot, 1844 (c)
The officers' shako was of higher quality than those of the men, being made of black beaver mounted on felt, possessing a gilt chin chain rather than a plain leather chin strap, and a having a ball-tuft on top. A white over red tuft, as opposed to an all white or all green one, denoted a field officer or battalion company officer.
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