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|6th May 2003||Facing colours of British regiments - Zulu War|
By Dewi Evans
Could anyone tell me whether the 4th Regiment's tunic collar patch and cuffs were both blue or were the cuffs red? Better still does anyone know where I could find this information for all the regiments involved in the Zulu War!!!
Thank you in anticipation,
|6th May 2003||John Young|
I have a fine photograph of a Private in the 4th (King's Own) Regiment, circa 1879, in the five button frock, he is wearing blue collars & cuffs. (Sorry I can't scan it to you as someone has disabled my e-mail, from a remote location!)
2nd Battalion/3rd Foot - buff facing - hence "The Buffs".
2nd/4th Foot - blue as stated above.
1st/13th L.I. - blue.
2nd/21st - blue.
1st & 2nd/24th - green.
57th - yellow.
58th - black.
80th - yellow.
88th - green.
90th L.I. - buff.
91st - yellow.
94th - green.
99th - yellow.
Best place to find the information 'Unifroms & Weapons of the Zulu Wr', by Christopher Wilkinson-Latham, published in 1978.
Or just ask here!
|6th May 2003||Dewi Evans|
Thanks very much for the info John.
Perhaps in the future when your system is working again!! Would you be so kind as to scan the photo to me? I would be very interested in seeing it.
|7th May 2003||Gary Laliberty|
May I add to John's recommendation, a book about British Regiments... 'British Forces in Zululand 1879' by Ian Knight from Osprey Military Books;from the Elite Series #32.
|8th May 2003||Dewi Evans|
Thanks for the recommendation Gary.