Lieutenant's uniform, British, The smart uniform belonging to Lieutenant William Hicks, from around is an important find for military historians as it is believed no other lieutenant uniform of that era is left in existence.
This uniform, which belonged to Admiral Sir William Cornwallis illustrates the principal changes to uniform regulations for the year include the change in colour of the lapels and cuffs from white to blue and the inclusion of epaulettes.
This is an example of a commander's epaulette. The strap is of card covered on one side with wide gold lace in the vellum and check pattern. The reverse is covered with blue silk. The epaulette has two rows of hanging bullions - the outer row features 17 large bullions and the inner row features 17 small bullions. Royal Naval Uniform regulations 1795-1812
Hat of a flag officer, belonging to Rear-Admiral John Spratt Rainier (circa 1778-1822). Hats are not mentioned in uniform regulations until 1795, but in terms of style they tended to follow the lead of fashionable dress. However, the width of the lace on the hat indicated rank. Made in 1821