British Infantry Equipments (1): 1808-1908 by Mike Chappell

By Mike Chappell

The interval coated through this ebook starts with the British infantryman getting into the Peninsular struggle donning the deadly knapsack apparatus of the day, and ends with the advent of the 1st apparatus set made fullyyt of woven cotton webbing [the 1908 development defined within the accompanying Men-at-Arms 108: British Infantry Equipments 1908-80]. Mike Chappel's specific textual content offers an in-depth examine of British infantry equipments from 1808-1908, in a quantity complemented via lots of illustrations and images, together with 8 complete web page color plates by way of the writer himself.

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Active Service Cap - Green cloth, with silver bugle on black cord boss. Helmet - In the 5th Goorkhas covered with riflegreen cloth, with silver spike, dome and chin-strap. * * * There are in the 1913 Regulations some interesting additional details of the dress of Native officers. Hot weather and service dress is given as khaki, regimental pattern. The tunic is thus described: Gurkha and Garhwal Rifle Regiments with black facingsCloth green superfine, with a piping of facing cloth 1 / 4 inch wide down the left front, skirts, pleats, and centre of back, and from bottom button to the bottom of tunic on the right front.

Army Public Relations) 39 THE TARTANS USED BY GURKHA PIPE BANDS* The 8th Gurkhas use a 'Universal' tartan that appears to be a variation on the Black Watch or the Sutherland tartan, on bagpipes (covers) and as ribbons. The 9th use none. T h e 1st Battalion of the 1st use 'Childers' - a transposed Mackintosh tartan. The 2nd Battalion use MacKenzie, both battalions using the tartan as plaids, pipe-bag covers and ribbons. Neither the 1st nor 2nd Battalions of the 4th use tartan. T h e 2nd Battalion of the 5th use Black Watch for plaid, bag, and ribbons, and the 6th Gurkha Rifles use Black Watch for bags and ribbons only.

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