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PostSubject: Red Coats.   Red Coats. EmptyThu Sep 20, 2012 12:09 am

I'm sure someone will know. Why did the British wear Red Jackets Question
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PostSubject: Re: Red Coats.   Red Coats. EmptyThu Sep 20, 2012 1:00 am

Ray63 your answer is in the 2nd Video. Click on link below
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PostSubject: Re: Red Coats.   Red Coats. EmptyThu Sep 20, 2012 6:59 am

I once heard it explained in rousing terms that they wore red so the blood wouldnt show.

Hmmmm wonder why they wore Khaki trousers? Rolling Eyes

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PostSubject: Re: Red Coats.   Red Coats. EmptyThu Sep 20, 2012 11:28 am


The explanation I was given once was that troops in red gave the impression of being more in number than they actually were!
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PostSubject: Red Coats   Red Coats. EmptyThu Sep 20, 2012 12:10 pm

Hi Ray63.
In answer to your question - Red was the cheapest material .
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PostSubject: Re: Red Coats.   Red Coats. EmptyThu Sep 20, 2012 1:45 pm

Correct . Red is a much cheaper dye than blue .
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PostSubject: Re: Red Coats.   Red Coats. EmptyThu Sep 20, 2012 5:32 pm

The Wikipedia article Red Coats (British Army) contains a vast amount of fascinating information.
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PostSubject: Re: Red Coats.   Red Coats. EmptyThu Sep 20, 2012 8:08 pm

Thanks for your replies. Nice one Sprinkbok :lol: The corporal in the Video, who is he.
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