24th Regiment of Foot


Major's Coat c1815


From around 1814 the officer's coat had the lapels buttoned back again to show the facing colour all the way to the waist. But they were buttoned over when on campaign or field day to hide the silver lace from the weather and prevent the shoulder-belt from rubbing the lace. The lace and buttons are in five pairs down the front, a pair each side of the collar and two pairs on the green cuffs. The back of the jacket has red false pocket flaps with two pairs of laced buttons on each, and a small triangle of silver lace in the small of the back with buttons either side. The white turn-backs are sewn back and have a silver embroidered star with 24 on a green cloth centre. There is thin white piping around the edges of the jacket and the facings. The two silver epaulettes have gold stars to indicate the major's rank. Flank company officers of all ranks had shoulder wings on each shoulder instead of epaulettes, although field officers had epaulettes worn on top of the wings.


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by Stephen Luscombe