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TangoOneThreeAlpha20 May 2020 11:12 a.m. PST

Hi

I am confused about the colour of the turnback of the 'skirt' of British infantry coats. Some pictures I have seen show them as the same as the normal facing colours of the regiment (i.e. the same as the lapels, cuffs etc.) while others show them as all being white regardless of the facing colour. Grateful for any clarification.

Cheers Paul

doc mcb20 May 2020 11:16 a.m. PST

It varied. Iirc, buff faced regiments also had buff turnbacks. But many regiments had white, as you said.

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP20 May 2020 11:45 a.m. PST

Except for the buff-faced regiments, as doc mcb stated, all other regiments had coats lined white, thus white turnbacks. Lapels and cuffs were in the regimental facing color.

Jim

TangoOneThreeAlpha21 May 2020 3:09 a.m. PST

Hi

Many thanks for the replies. Better break out the white paint then……(doh)!

Cheers Paul

historygamer22 May 2020 4:47 p.m. PST

The col is correct.

The color of the turnbacks officially changed with the new Royal Clothing Warrant of 1768.

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