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JJ-GDH-02 - Gordon Highlanders

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Gordon Highlanders defending (2 figures)

THE FIRST SUDAN WAR 1884-1885

The red coat had been symbolic of the British Army for nearly two centuries. However the red wool serge was unsuitable for the Sudanese climate. Therefore a Grey or Khaki drill was issued.

There was an argument for the retention of the red coat in the Sudan, that it would “Impress the natives”. However the Sudanese knew who they were fighting, and only their tactics, not their morale changed. Those staff officers who insisted on wearing red coats, soon found themselves favoured targets for the Mahdist snipers.

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Manufacturer John Jenkins Designs

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