Coatee, other ranks, 1st Regiment of Life Guards, 1814 (c)
Of the pattern introduced in 1812-1813, this red coatee is of the type worn at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. Both the 1st and 2nd Life Guards were part of Lord Somerset's Household Brigade during the Waterloo campaign and took part in the famous charge of the British Heavy Cavalry against Marshal D'Erlon's infantry corps before being subjected to a severe mauling by French lancers and cuirassiers.
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