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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP17 Nov 2022 8:27 p.m. PST

"Full coverage is from formation in 1794 to the new uniform of 1826. Changes during the following decade plus are mentioned briefly at the end; at some point an extension to this page might cover them in more detail. Basic organisational history is briefly summarised in the opening section below.

Published sources (Webster, Benson Freeman, Smith and Coogan) only take us so far in this early period; a lack of reliable visual evidence means that some key aspects of dress remain vague. This is partly offset by detailed archival evidence, though that makes the treatment here massively long and wordy. For a simpler picture, I've included a brief "summary" of key points from the evidence at the start of each chronological section. Because the many references are a bit fiddly, evidence in the text is mostly footnoted to a numbered list of sources (archival, newspapers, publications etc) at the end…"

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