Sergeant and Private, 1910


The full dress uniform that was worn until 1914 consisted of the blue helmet with brass fittings and scarlet tunic with buff facings. There was no white piping round the collar or epalettes. The origin of the name Buffs is not clear but we know that buff facings were worn at least from 1745. In 1881 they were ordered to wear white facings along with all the other English and Welsh non-royal infantry regiments. But this only lasted until 1890 when the regiment unofficially dyed their own facings buff and were allowed to retain them.


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by Stephen Luscombe