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Re: uniform question - 8th Irish Dragoons

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8th (or the King's Royal Irish) Regiment of (Light) Dragoons.

1784 changed to blue coat faced red. After service in Flanders 1793-1794, it resumed wearing buff accoutrements.

Try:

British military uniforms 1768-1796: the dress of the British Army from official sources. Hew Strachan. Arms and Armour Press, 1975.

British military uniforms from contemporary pictures: Henry VII to the present day. W Y Carman. Arco, 1968

A history of the uniforms of the British army. Cecil C. P. Lawson. 5 volumes London: P. Davies 1940 or Norman Military Publications ; South Brunswick, N.J. : A. S. Barnes, 1967

Uniforms of the French Revolutionary Wars, 1789-1802. Philip J. Haythornthwaite. Sterling Pub. Co., 1998

The Irish regiments, 1683-1999. Ronald George Harris, Henry R. G. Wilson. Spellmount, 1999

History of the 8th Light Dragoons with some uniform details

http://books.google.com/books?id=lqwZAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA37&dq=uniform+of+8th+royal+irish+light+dragoons

Good hunting.

Ron

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