Other Ranks Head Gear In the early days of the 2nd Boer War a Foreign Service helmet with a khaki drill cover was standard issue. A khaki drill neck curtain was also issued with the helmet, but rarely used. By the end of the war the helmet had been replaced by a slouch for almost all Regiments.
Click here for original examples of Imperial Yeomanry, and locally raised units shoulder titles often used on slouch hats.
Boer War Christmas tins being packaged for shipment to South Africa, circa 1900