Blue Puttees

Some articles on blue puttees, puttees, blue:

Regimental Nicknames Of The Canadian Forces - Regimental Nicknames - #
... An alternate explanation comes from the blue puttees they wore during an inspection by King George VI in World War II, the regiment wore blue puttees due to a ... The king reputedly liked the blue puttees better than the khaki ones worn by the rest of the brigade, and authorized the regiment to keep them ...
"The Blue Puttees" and "The Glamour Boys"
... Lacking khaki broadcloth, puttees were fashioned from blue broadcloth ... The Newfoundland Regiment was thus nicknamed "The Blue Puttees" ... being inspected by King George VI there were not enough regulation khaki puttees for issue, so the 48th Highlanders made do with unofficial blue ones ...
48th Highlanders Of Canada
... there were not enough regulation khaki puttees (leg wrappings) for all the soldiers ... The 48th had to wear unofficial blue puttees ... The King inquired as to why the 48th wore different puttees from the rest of the brigade ...

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