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The Royal Canadian Mounted Police also wear a red serge jacket, based on a British military pattern tunic. Members of the City of Toronto Honour Guard, a group of veterans that are employed in the local civil service, wear a scarlet tunic based on Governor General's Foot Guards. Members of the United States Marine Band wear red uniforms for performances at the White House and elsewhere. However, some units in the Canadian Army are authorized regimental differences from the Army's universal full dress. These include the Australian, Jamaican, New Zealand, Fijian, Canadian, Kenyan, Ghanaian, Indian, Singaporean, Sri Lankan and Pakistani armies.

In addition, the scarlet tunic is still used by some regimental bands or drummers for ceremonial purposes. Prior to World War I, officers of the Prussian Army's Guard Cuirassier Regiment wore scarlet tunics as part of their gala uniform for court functions. In the two videos below, I walk the residency grounds, explore how the site looks now and tell the story of the six month long siege and its eventual relief.A regiment of Dragoons, for example, would have needed to carry extra equipment for their horses including nose bags and horse pickets. Other pejorative nicknames for British soldiers included "bloody backs" (in a reference to both the colour of their coats and the use of flogging as a means of punishment for military offences) and "lobsters" (most notably in Boston around the time of the Boston Massacre, owing to the fact that a boiled American lobster is always bright red and near perfect match to the colour of the late 18th century uniform. Furthermore, the vegetable dyes used until the 19th century would fade over time to a pink or ruddy-brown, so on a long campaign in a hot climate the colour was less conspicuous than the modern scarlet shade would be. The use of the platoon formation by the British army meant that a constant volley of fire could be employed.

The level to which troops were adequately fed varied, being dependent on the nature of the terrain the army was operating in and on the skill of their senior commanders. This was in part a reaction to the constant gambling, whoring, drinking, and brawling that British soldiers participated in due to a variety of reasons. The British military authorities were more practical in their considerations than their French counterparts, who incurred heavy casualties by retaining highly visible blue coats and red trousers for active service [69] until several months into World War I. In the Kingdom of Ireland, during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, the soldiers of the queen's Lord-Lieutenant were occasionally referred to as "red coats" by Irish commentators, from the colour of their clothing. Members of the United States Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps, United States Marine Band and the United States Marine Drum and Bugle Corps wear red coats for performances at the White House and elsewhere.A sergeant could expect to be paid between 1s 6d and 2s 6d depending on whether he served with a foot regiment or the dragoons respectively. They formed part of an expeditionary force sent from Britain to participate in the Nile Campaign of 1884–85, wearing the home service uniform of the period. Irish commentators referred to soldiers of the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland as "red coats" as early as 1561.

An 1823 recipe for dying 60 pounds (lbs) - about 27 kg - of military woollen cloth lists: 1 lb of cochineal, 3 lbs madder, 6 lbs argol ( potassium tartrate), 3 lbs alum, 4 pints tin liquor ( stannous chloride), 6 lbs cudbear ( orcein) and two buckets of urine. The weights often quoted in contemporary documents are given per running yard, though; so for a cloth of 54" width a yard weighed 24 oz. take care that the Master Gunner meets with no discouragement or interruptions in the execution of his duty". Discipline was strict in the British Army, with harsh punishments commonly meted out for even minor offences.From the mid-17th century to the 19th century, the uniform of most British soldiers (apart from artillery, rifles and light cavalry) included a madder red coat or coatee.

Life in the army was extremely disciplined [31] and even minor matters of misconduct did not go unpunished.

This was noted during the Siege of Ostend, where 1,600 Englishman under the command of Sir Francis Vere arrived as reinforcements there in July 1601.

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