Ombashi, 9th Sudanese Infantry, 1896
The Egyptian Army consisted of Egyptian and Sudanese infantry regiments until the separation of the two countries in 1923.
Headdress – Standard army red fez, with white material wrapped around the body. No badges.
Jacket – Zouave style jacket of mid blue with yellow distinctions, the latter quite different to the usual French pattern. The cuffs have a number of decorative buttons on the outer seam, in addition to the lace and piping.
On the right sleeve are two white lace rank chevrons.
Under the jacket is a plain blue, collarless shirt.
Equipment – Leather waist belt with snake clasp, worn over a red waist sash. Bayonet hangs to the rear of the left hip.
Legwear – Baggy blue trousers tucked into white canvas spats or gaiters, worn over ankle boots.
Weapon – 0.45in Martini-Henry rifle with spike bayonet.