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Soldier of the 3rd West India Regiment, 1863

Coloured lithograph by M and N Hanhart, after J Brandard, published 1863.

Unlike most colonial units, the West India Regiment was an integral part of the British Regular Army. During the 1850s it adopted a uniform modelled on that of the French Zouaves. This included a red fez wound about by a white turban, a red sleeveless jacket with yellow braiding worn over a long-sleeved white shirt, and dark blue baggy breeches. The 3rd West India Regiment was disbanded in 1870.

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NAM. 2000-09-123-1


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