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Gordon, thank you for the insight into the history of the Acorn and Oak leaf for the Cheshire Regiment.
Quoting: Gordon H Smith
Phil I suspect the ’emblem’ could well be the Crossed Rifles of a Marksman.
Ditto Gordon, my first thought was marksman. Still is as cannot think of anything "cross" on uniform sleeve.
It must be accepted as a principle that the rifle, effective as it is, cannot replace the devastation produced on the enemy by the speed of the horse, the magnetism of the charge, and the terror of cold steel. - British Army Cavalry training manual 1907