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SOLDIERS- Stadden: NAP- Britain: Uniforms of the British Royal Marines 1812-1814, by Charles Stadden.

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Royal Marines dress coat, England, 1782, brass, linen, metal thread, wool. Worn by Major General Arthur Tooker Collins (1718-93). Constructed of red wool with cuffs & lapels faced with blue. The buttonholes are of embroidered metal thread & the cast brass buttons are stamped with a laurel wreath enclosing a crossed sword & baton. The skirts could be turned back, so the white lining of the coat created a contrast against the red wool of the skirts, and secured by means of hook and eye…

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ROYAL MARINES. THE HOKEY POKEY MAN AND AN INSANE HAWKER OF FISH BY CONNIE DURAND, AVAILABLE ON AMAZON KINDLE.

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