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24 Apr 2018 5:05 p.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

  • Changed title from "How did you paint your coloinial Gurkhas" to "How did you paint your colonial Gurkhas"

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Col Durnford Supporting Member of TMP24 Apr 2018 8:56 a.m. PST

I've look around and have seen them in khaki, dark green, and a mix of the two. Some of the photographs for 1879 show them in dark uniform with very light puttee.

What did you do?

foxweasel24 Apr 2018 9:22 a.m. PST

I did mine in khaki with green hats. There were that many different battalions in various locations, it could take years to get everyone in new kit. Even then local commanders and conditions often dictated what was worn. So you'll not be wrong whatever you decide.

rmaker24 Apr 2018 10:14 a.m. PST

Mine are in green.

Rich Bliss Supporting Member of TMP24 Apr 2018 11:02 a.m. PST

Mine are old Partha and in Dark Green

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP24 Apr 2018 11:23 a.m. PST

Dark green. That is what Billy Fish wore in "The Men Who would Be Kings."

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP24 Apr 2018 12:06 p.m. PST

Dark green. There are plenty of Brits in khaki already.

Personal logo Bashytubits Supporting Member of TMP24 Apr 2018 1:42 p.m. PST

I am sure it is just a misspelling but it was hard to not make a comment on the coLOINial thing.

NCC171724 Apr 2018 3:11 p.m. PST

Dark green:


abelp0124 Apr 2018 3:17 p.m. PST

Dark Green

Col Durnford Supporting Member of TMP24 Apr 2018 3:31 p.m. PST

Thanks for all the input. Looks like I have dark green in my future.

Mad Guru Supporting Member of TMP25 Apr 2018 4:27 a.m. PST

Good choice!

mjkerner25 Apr 2018 5:27 a.m. PST

I did 3 TSATF units of Old Glory ones 25 or so years ago, one dark green, one khaki, one khaki tunics with green pants, just to cover all the bases.

Rhingyll Supporting Member of TMP30 Apr 2018 12:37 p.m. PST


Royston Papworth10 May 2018 8:38 p.m. PST

According to Robson in Road to Kabul, they 'appear to have worn their Rifle Green uniforms in Winter, changing to Khaki as the War progressed'

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