24th Regiment of Foot

Private 1742

There is no information on the uniform worn by the 24th until 1742 when The Cloathing Book was published, illustrating the privates of every regiment in the British Army. The coat was red with willow green facings and white skirt linings. This was a distinction of the 24th because it was more usual for the skirt linings to follow the colour of the facings. We know that it is not a mistake because the Army List of 1758 also states that the 24th had white linings. The lace around the edge of the green lapels and cuffs has a green stripe. The breeches and waistcoat are red, and the belts, worn over the coat, are light buff. He has white leggings for formal parades but on campaign he would have black.

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