The sergeant’s cap, commonly called a ‘Belgic Shako’ is of the style introduced in 1812. It is 6 and ¾ inches high, with the false front an additional 3 inches higher. The cap makes the sergeant look taller than he actually is, but is sturdier than the old version. The shako plate is unique to the Royal Scots. The regiment was given permission to wear the sphinx on their cap plates after the 2nd battalion fought with distinction in the Egyptian campaign. The cords on his shako and his hackle are green. This signifies this Sergeant is of the Light Company.