Coatee, 84th (York and Lancaster) Regiment of Foot, 1846-1848
Scarlet wool cloth coatee with yellow wool facings and gilt buttons.
The 84th Regiment of Foot was raised at York in 1793 to fight in the Wars of the French Revolution. A second battalion was raised in Lancaster 1808, and the Regiment was subsequently renamed the 84th (York and Lancaster) Regiment of Foot in 1809. The Regiment was deployed across the expanding British Empire, serving in India, Burma, the West Indies. Malta and Australia.
Army reforms eventually led to the amalgamation of the 84th with the 65th (2nd Yorkshire, North Riding) Regiment of Foot in 1881, forming the York and Lancaster Regiment.
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