British 11th Hussar-Crimea. Keith Rocco. This painting depicts a Troop Sergeant Major of the 11th Hussars during the Crimean War. The 11th was designated by Queen Victoria in 1840 as 'Prince Albert's Own'. The regiment's uniform was distinctive among other hussar regiments by its crimson (or 'cherry') colored trousers which gave rise to its nicknames; "The Cherrypickers" and "the Cherubums".
Victorian Officer's Full-Dress Uniform. I took these for M.C. Tsen to send to Prince Michael of Kent, also of the 11th Hussars (now combined with the 10th Hussars to form the Royal Hussars) in hopes he might be interested in visiting & viewing the collection. This is what I do for a living, along with being a librarian.
11th Prince Albert's Own Hussars 19th century Officer's pair of overalls. A very fine rare pair with gold embroidery . When named 11th Prince Albert's Own Hussars in 1840, the overalls became the same colour as the crimson livery of Prince Albert's House: Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. Henceforth the regiment, who took part in the famous Charge of The Light Brigade, were known as "The Cherry Pickers" which aslo alluded to an incident in the Peninsula War,