By William McElwee
On 1 July 1881 Viscount Cardwell's wholesale reorganisation of the British military introduced into life Priness Louise's Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. either had existed as separate regiments even sooner than their legitimate incorporation into the British military and at the face of it, this appeared a hugely inconceivable union, Being separated either geographically and traditionally - they'd by no means even served jointly within the similar theatre. but, as historical past has proven, this not likely mixture proved to be a major good fortune. William McElwee tells the tale of this most renowned of regiments which has served with contrast in global battle I (1914-1918), international struggle II (1939-1945), and beyond.
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The 1839 dress regulations put the 2nd Cavalry into yellow coats with sky blue lapels, collars, cuffs, turnbacks and piping. Trousers and saddleblankets were dark blue. The 3rd Cavalry wore dark blue coats with white lapels, green collars, cuffs and saddleblankets and piping in opposite colours. The 4th Cavalry had sky blue coats with deep red lapels, collars, cuffs and turnbacks with opposite coloured piping. Trousers were dark blue and saddleblankets green. The 5th Cavalry had dark blue trousers and coats with deep red lapels, collars, cuffs and turnbacks and piping in opposite colours.
Second-adjutants had only one such buttonhole, In the field, all officers wore dark blue, lapel-less coats or plain short jackets with crimson piping and yellow accessories, with dark blue trousers with crimson stripes down each leg. They all carried 31 green or blue sash of their rank. They could also wear civilian clothes, again with their sash of rank worn under their frock coat. From top to bottom the Mexican Army was a magnificently uniformed army. S. ' Clothes, in this case, did not make the army.
B2 Irregular Mexican Lancer Chamberlain was in a group which captured an irregular lancer. 'Our prisoner was a guerillar [sic], clothed entirely in leather, well mounted on a small but wiry mustang. S. Dragoon Regiment The dragoon dress uniform was different from that of any other corps. Dragoons often wore gold earrings, and their hair was usually rakishly long. S. ) Artillery dress uniforms were the same as infantry, with red instead of white trim. The waistbelt is not regulation, but taken from a contemporary Huddy & Duval print.
Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (Men-at-Arms, Volume 3) by William McElwee