Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

26/12/2007

History of British Military Uniforms

The colour Red was the uniform colour adopted by the first permanent regiment of the British Army, the Yeoman of the Guard, the Beefeaters, during the reign of Henry VIII. In 1645 this colour was adopted when the first permanent army was raised. Red was not used in order to hide blood stains. Rather, every army adopted certain colours as their national colours. French soldiers tended to wear blue; Russians wore green; British wore red. for more click here

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