British Battledress 1937-61 (Men-at-Arms, Volume 112) by Brian Jewell

By Brian Jewell

Within the Nineteen Thirties the battle workplace grew more and more conscious of the necessity for a brand new and extra rational strive against gown, and by way of 1937 the layout for what could turn into often called 'battledress' was once entire. notwithstanding the swap in uniform was once at the beginning disappointing to the British infantrymen, the hot battledress served its goal good, garments the servicemen for greater than 25 years with moderate heat and comfort. entire with a wealth of pictures, diagrams and color plates, this ebook bargains a background of British battledress as much as 1961, detailing its evolution in layout, fabrics, sizes and utilized insignia.

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Source: Milne, Standards and Colours. F4: Royal Colour, 5th (Northumberland) Foot, 1839 In addition to this and the Second Colour, of conventional design, the 5th was one of the regiments which were awarded third or 'honorary' colours. As described under Plate E4 above, two regiments received these for their service in India; the origins of two others, carried by the 2nd and 5th Foot, are uncertain. The honorary colour carried by the Sth was described as green silk with a fringe on the three free sides, the badge of St George and the dragon in the centre, and the motto Quo fata vocant.

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