Red Coats

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Clan Stewart Of Appin - History - 18th Century and Jacobite Risings - Ardsheal's Cave
... commanding officers, hid from the English Red Coats in a cave as they searched up and down the country for those involved ... Eventually the Red Coats came and Ardsheal House was cordoned off and his wife and child held prisoner ... The Red Coats thoroughly searched the surrounding area whilst Ardsheal himself was hiding under their noses ...
Red Coat (British Army) - Other Military Usage
... Members of the United States Marine Band wear red uniforms for performances at the White House and elsewhere. 18th-century practice of having military bandsmen wear coats in reverse colours to the rest of a given unit (U.S ... Marines wear blue/black tunics with red facings so U.S ...
Red Coat (British Army) - History
... The red coat has evolved from being the British infantryman's ordinary uniform to a garment retained only for ceremonial purposes ... The infantry regiments wore coats of Venetian red with white facings ... all, the whole army only are distinguished by the several facings of their coats" ...
History Of The Royal Marines - Uniforms
... during the late 18th and early 19th centuries the marines would put aside their easily-stained red coats and wore the loose "slop" clothing of the British sailors (then known as Jack Tars) ... Maritime Regiment of Foot (1664–1689) wore yellow (probably yellow-brown) coats with red breeches and black felt hats ... short lived marine regiments during the period 1685 to 1699 wore dark blue, crimson or red coats ...

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