This is a generic British infantry uniform of the early SYW. I call it Type 1 because there were 2 major variations in the general style of the uniform - this type with the false horizontal pockets and one which I shall call Type 2 with a vertical arrow-like pattern false pocket. The basic uniform was brick red for other ranks (scarlet for officers) and regiments were distinguished by lapels, turnbacks and cuffs in the regimental colour and also by a coloured tape or lace unique to each regiment which appeared on the cuffs, edges of the lapels, etc.. At this scale it is not possible to represent the individual patterns of the tape; I leave an attempt at doing that to those who use the templates, if they so wish!
Sunday, 3 February 2008
Posted by David at Sunday, February 03, 2008