Going out attire

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Going out attire

Postby nistle » Wed Jul 20, 2011 1:02 am

Not sure if anyone knows but did the soldiers have a set of civvys to change into. ie for the evening? Or was it a case of once they were in a redcoat that was pretty much it?
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Re: Going out attire

Postby Firelock » Wed Jul 20, 2011 11:15 am

One set of small clothes and one large red coat per year . . . and dont worry its ALL paid for ;)

Older sets of clothes were often kept and adjusted into work and fatigue jackets (think what the light infantry wore on campaign or similar) but i think the general idea was that if out and about in town one were to look ones best!
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