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  Royal Thai Cavalry

 

Thailand

The 1st Regiment 29th Cavalry Squadron of the King's Guard parading on horseback, in front of the Ministry of Defense and the Royal Grand Palace, in Bangkok.

 

They wear their ceremonial dress, consisting of a grey uniform with a thin yellow stripe and brocade, red-gold collars and cuffs.

 

  Royal Thai Cavalry

 

  Royal Thai Cavalry

 

They wear black horse boots and on their heads they have a shiny, silver with gold helmet, with on top a blue, draping tail. Ordinary cavalrymen and non-commissioned officers also hold a spear with a white tail, upright in their right hand. In Thai they are called kong phan thahaan mah (fig.).

See also CEREMONIAL DRESS OF THE ROYAL GUARDS.