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Keith Oliver commented on barry gardner's blog post VOLUNTEERS REGIMENT UNIFORM
"Uniforms of this period is not an exact science. Without the person's name it may prove impossible to identify the uniform. One possibility is that the person had a picture painted in one uniform then had it amended when he moved to the 23rd by…"
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barry gardner commented on barry gardner's blog post VOLUNTEERS REGIMENT UNIFORM
"The Royal Welch Fusileers have never had white or buff on their uniform nor silver buttons etc! I believe this uniform is not a regiment of foot, its a cavalry volunteer home guard uniform not a regiment in the regular british army!"
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War, Society and Culture, c.1688-1830 at University of Leeds

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The conference aims to foster an interdisciplinary approach to the multiple aspects of the interaction between war and societies across the globe. The conference intends to include papers on all aspects of the relationships between warfare, the armed forces (both the army and the navy), society, and culture without geographic restriction in the long eighteenth century.Themes include:memories and memorials of warpolitics and diplomacythe interaction between the armed forces and societyencounters…See More
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There doesn't appear to be a page where we can share info on new books etc., which may be of interest to members.Would this be useful?To start I would draw attention to "Britain against Napoleon: The Organization of Victory 1793-1815" Roger Knight…Continue

Tags: Britain, Great, Government, Knight, Bibliography

Started by Keith Oliver. Last reply by Kevin Linch Sep 11, 2014.

Blue uniforms for the Volunteers, why? 5 Replies

All,I have spent the past month in Britain examining late 18th century uniforms.  In doing so I have seen a number of surviving volunteer uniforms made of blue, generally faced in red.  I know that this color scheme was used frequently in the…Continue

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Started by Matthew Keagle. Last reply by Keith Oliver Aug 9, 2014.

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This is for anyone who can identify the Volunteer  Uniform of this officers during the Napoleonic  period

this fellow wore a scarlet jacket with silver buttons and an upright scarlet collar black stock

with white or buff facings /…


Posted by barry gardner on January 9, 2015 at 20:13 — 3 Comments

Loyal Volunteers during the Napolionic Period

Would anyone help me to find a reference book on Loyal Volunteers Buttons.

I am having no luck trying to buy a reference book on the web.

showing all the regiments photos drawings and button variants plus dates



Posted by barry gardner on October 21, 2014 at 21:19 — 2 Comments



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Broadly, we hope to:

  • Provide a community space for academics, researchers, archivists, and the public interested in Britain’s soldiers in the eighteenth century
  • Create and link to appropriate resources on the subject
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