By Mike Chappell
From the hole years of the nineteenth century, which observed the 1st strikes in the direction of standardisation and the beginnings of the death of the method which allowed the colonels of regiments a lot say within the equipping in their troops, in the course of the impacts of the Napoleonic Wars to the inevitable death of the pony in army carrier led to via the mechanisation ahead of the second one global battle, this authoritative textual content examines intimately the old improvement of British cavalry apparatus 1800-1941.
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These lightly constructed hats soon disintegrated in service. From then on the normal headgear was the native sombrero, strongly woven wear for many worn over Mounted Squadrons, Mexico 1865-66 the interesting painting by von Prost in L d'0(2) and reproduced in this chapter; of deterioration, but the tunic is certainly the 1860 basquine with added black brandenbourgs' A midnight blue trouser sidestripe was added at the same time, but the painting does not show this clearly. The kepi band bears a crimson double Hungarian knot.
Red wool braid ranking is worn on both forearms. The 'Bedeau' type of the top centre, waist-belt. 6. made from coat-cloth, is discussed in the text. 7. Lieutenant, Algeria: From Benigni, L d'O(l). The plain midnight blue frock coat is the single-breasted capote-tunique, with pleated skirts a non-regulation but popular garment modelled on Chasseur d'Afrique styles. The gorget was soon to disappear from field uniform. Note full-cut cavalry-style trousers with false booting. The cap has simple gold pipings, without specific rank lace.
White fatigue trousers worn with the collarless 1892-99 colonial paletot jacket, decorated at neck and cuff with the Legion's dark blue braid. Two 1877/79 'coffin' pouches are worn on the belt, and a substantial black oilcloth 'de Negrier' pouch is slung on the chest; therifle is the Gras. 30. Soldat de V" classe, 2 e RE, Tonkin, 1886: From Benigni, L d'O(l) a soldier en tenue de repos, in cold weather walking-out dress based on the Marine Infantry tunic. From this year the trousers were replaced by Marine dark blue, piped red.