Re: Re: [WarOf1812] Re: Crown Forces Memorandum
- In a message dated 5/27/04 9:10:27 PM, history@... writes:
>My pleasure, it gets more interesting though. Even after khaki became adopted
> I seem to recall the word more closely meaning "dust", but until now
> never associated the khaki uniform with this Persian word. This does
> make sense and certainly an interesting progression of how uniforms
> change with the time and why. Thanks Tim.
as battle dress there was STILL a white undress uniform and I recall an old
pre WW2 cavalryman telling me that everyone (including privates) had at least 3
sets, made of cotton duck, and they were washed after each wearing.
I have a set for a cavalry officer c1900 all buttons and badges are made
easily removable and they are unlined, including the mess jacket.
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