By Stuart Reid
The hot forty third Regiment shaped in 1739 not just wore bonnets, yet had brief jackets rather than coats, and belted plaids rather than breeches. as well as their firelocks and bayonets they have been armed with Scots broadswords, pistols and dirks. within the early days some of them may also have carried round shields or goals. The British military used to be by no means to be an identical back. Stuart Reid explores the historical past, garments and gear of the 18th-century Highland regiments, in a textual content complemented by means of a mess of photos and illustrations, together with complete color plates.
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Officers wore gold buttons, gold AchstLKhnure, a simple yellow metal guard to the sabre, with a green and gold sword-knot. When officers wore the light green trousers they usually sported a dark green double stripe. Officers' waiSlcoats were white, fastened with hooks, their black necker· chief stand-up collars being colloquially known as 'parricide' (Va/trmordtr). Officers' greatcoats were grey with black cuff facings and black collars. fficer, summer firM srrvia uniform, c. iOD ap Soldier of G~rman Infon/f)', summlr fi~(d uniform, c.