The Buffs, an old photograph in my collection c. 1890's early 1900's, uniform type mixed

The men looking down from the window above



These are the drums that are sitting in front of the group there is a crown on top of the circle which has something written around it and looks like the circle inside is split into 4 quarters, the other drum also has a crown and with what looks like C.R.?

© T. Machado 2007