White Facings

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Childers Reforms - Standardisation of Uniforms and Colours
... An attempt was made to have the facings of uniforms standardised English and Welsh regiments would have white facings, Irish regiments would wear green facings, Scottish regiments would have yellow ... In 1890, The Buffs succeeded in being allowed to resume the wearing of buff facings ... Within a few years, a number of other regiments had replaced white facings with traditional colours ...

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