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  The Army Green Uniform - March 1968   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Uniforms in the modern sense of identical clothing for an army were introduced during the second half of the 17th Century.
Army officers began wearing a semidress winter uniform which they referred to as their "pinks and greens" - a combination of either a dark yellow-green coat and "pink" (light taupe) trousers, or less often, the same coat and matching green trousers.
Army personnel often had to carry extra uniforms to be "in uniform" upon arrival at a new post since the changeover dates varied for different; climatic areas.
www.qmfound.com /Army_Green_Uniform.htm   (8186 words)

 Modern equipment and uniform of the British Army - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It is the British equivalent of the FIM-92 Stinger.
Standard British Army fatigue uniform is Soldier 2000, shirt and trousers in Disruptive Pattern Material (DPM) camouflage, boots, beret and 'stable' belt, with the beret badge and stable belt denoting to which regiment the wearer belongs.
The British Army is also famous for its ceremonial uniforms, especially, the world-renowned scarlet tunics and bearskin hats worn by the Foot Guards regiments, often outside Buckingham Palace.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Modern_equipment_and_uniform_of_the_British_Army   (2816 words)

 The British Army - Chapter One
An examination of the location of the British army in 1775 reveals the fact that while small detachments of it were to be found in many distant quarters of the globe, the bulk of it was distributed unequally among three different countries.
The British regular fought the embattled farmers of America with the "Brown Bess." This was a smoothbore flintlock musket with a priming pan, three feet eight inches long in the barrel, and weighing fourteen pounds.
When one surveys as a whole the conduct of the British army in the American Revolution, comparing its deportment with that of European armies in the eighteenth century, he must come fairly to the conclusion that The forces of George III manifested unusual respect for the persons and property of noncombatants.
www.americanrevolution.org /britisharmy1.html   (8260 words)

 CHANGES IN THE UNIFORM OF THE ARMY 1774-1895   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The colors of the uniforms were as numerous as the varied tints of the rainbow, but they were most effective in their selection and arrangement, and even to this day it is doubted by many if the uniforms of the Revolutionary period have been improved upon.
In 1802 the uniform coat of the line was dark blue, reaching to the knee, of Revolutionary cut, with scarlet lapels and cuffs; the vest was white, single breasted, having for the infantry white linings, white buttons and white skirt facings, while for the artillery the latter was of scarlet.
The pattern of the coat and trousers for all foot troops was prescribed as that of the uniform of the French Chasseurs-a-pied.
www.qmfound.com /changes_in_the_army_uniform_1895.htm   (10738 words)

Patterns for uniforms and clothing are available from us, and there are regimental seamstresses for those who either find a needle and thread challenging or just wish to expand on their knowledge.
Army hats have only just begun to be 'military cocked', to differentiate between the civilians and serving men.
As with all re-enactment groups, getting the all important equipment and uniform can be, at times, a lengthy progress, especially if you are short of a 'shilling' or two.
www.geocities.com /ancasta1/uniform.htm   (1292 words)

 Northeastern University Army ROTC   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
He is a member of the Active duty or reserve component of the U.S. Army assigned to duty at the University and is a member of the faculty with the academic rank of Professor during the term of his assignment.
Lieutenant Colonel; responsible to the Army and the university for all cadet and cadre activities.
The Class "B" uniform is similar to the class "A" uniform except that the Green Uniform coat is not worn.
darkwing.uoregon.edu /~army/documents/CadetHandbook.htm   (6939 words)

 Books on WW2 British and Commonwealth Uniforms and Equipment
Uniform information is supported by a campaign summary, infantry organisation tables, lists of arms and services and basic specifications of a number of heavy weapons.
This second of three titles devoted to the uniforms and equipment of 1939-45 describes and illustrates the tropical uniforms issued to the legendary 'Desert Rats' of 8th Army and their comrades of 1st Army.
Now they had to accommodate their professional standards to a uniform which resembled a mechanic's overalls, with a huge pocket on the front of the left thigh just where there ought to be a razor-edged crease, and without even any buttons which would take a shine.
www.reenactor.net /ww2/ww2_readlist-3brit.html   (1476 words)

 The Role of the Victorian Army
As this empire emerged in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, the Royal Navy and the army were used to support the establishment of colonies, protect trading posts and suppress the activities of rivals such as the Dutch, Spanish and, most of all, the French.
Prior to the Crimean war, the army was often used as a police force in the United Kingdom to deal with popular unrest.
The British burnt down the Boer's farms and herded the Boer women and children into 'concentration camps' were many thousands died as a result of the appalling conditions.
www.victorianweb.org /history/army1.html   (1834 words)

 British Army - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
As of 2006, the British Army includes roughly 107,730 active members and 38,460 Territorial Army members, and is considered one of the most disciplined, well-trained, and technologically advanced forces of its kind.
The British Army is deployed in many of the world's war zones as part of a fighting force and in United Nations peacekeeping forces.
The units are patterned on the British Army, are subject to review by the Ministry Of Defence, and are ultimately under the control of the UK Government, not the local governments of the Territories (though day-to-day control may be delegated to Ministers of the territorial governments).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/British_Army   (4395 words)

 Uniform References   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
In the British Army of the 1770's enlisted men wore their hair long, dressed in a style typical of the military.
We are particularly proud of this item of our equipment, as we discovered and identified it after an exhaustive letter writing campaign to over 200 museums, historical societies, parks, and exhibits, in which we tried to locate any regimentally marked items that might have been used by the 33rd Foot.
This article of the soldier's equipment is constructed to the specification of the pattern published by the Brigade of the American Revolution.
home.earthlink.net /~colscoy/uniformspecs.html   (7155 words)

 Which Army would you want to fight in?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The next problem with the Army Class "A" uniform is its ugly color--General Reimer had a chance to fix this when he was CSA and he blew it by going with a slightly different shade of ugly green when he should have went to a WW2 color green and style.
The Army decides to do something stupid, then boasts it is consistent about doing the stupidity and claims it as some kind of quasi virtue.
We will say one positive thing however, at least the Army does say "thank-you for trying", experiences with the marines are that they will seek some kind of retribution for not fawning at the feet of the marine corps pagan god of propaganda.
www.combatreform.com /uniform.htm   (2682 words)

 Amazon.com: For King and Country: British Airborne Uniforms, Insignia & Equipment in World War II (Schiffer Military ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
For King and Country is the first in a series of in-depth studies which will cover the uniforms, equipment, insignia, weapons, vehicles, and personal items of the British and Commonwealth soldier of World War II.
In some instances, there are photographs of modern equipment that is "unknown" to the author.
Harlan Glenn has obviously spent a great deal of time researching the uniforms and equipment that are shown in the book.
www.amazon.com /King-Country-Airborne-Uniforms-Equipment/dp/0764307940   (1066 words)

 Periodbot output starting #21930281
21930981: Modern equipment and uniform of the British Army [edit]
This is a brief overview of some of the equipment in use by the modern [[British Army]]
This article chronicles the spread of the [[Franciscan]] Order in Modern Times
www.cs.cmu.edu /~tom7/periodbot/277.html   (2235 words)

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