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British Officer, Rifle Rgt, Waterloo Uniform Set
British Officer, Rifle Rgt, Waterloo Uniform Set
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British Officer, Rifle Rgt, Waterloo Uniform Set

Brand: Elite Brigade
Part Number:GIECU-14
Availability: In Stock

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The Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own) was an infantry rifle regiment of the British Army formed in January 1800 as the 'Experimental Corps of Riflemen' to provide sharpshooters, scouts, and skirmishers. They were soon renamed the 'Rifle Corps'. In January 1803, they became an established regular regiment and were titled the 95th Regiment of Foot (Rifles). In 1816, at the end of the Napoleonic Wars, they were again renamed, this time as the 'Rifle Brigade'.

The unit was distinguished by its use of green uniforms in place of the traditional redcoat as well as by being armed with the Baker rifle, which was the first British-made rifle accepted by the British Army in place of smooth-bore muskets. The 95th was the first regular infantry corps in the British Army to be so armed. They performed distinguished service in both the First and Second World Wars. Post war, in 1958 the regiment formed part of the Green Jackets Brigade as 3rd Green Jackets and was amalgamated with the 1st Green Jackets (43rd and 52nd) and the 2nd Green Jackets (King's Royal Rifle Corps) to form the Royal Green Jackets on 1 January 1966.

Set includes Shako with badge, plume and cords, jacket with embroidered detail, trousers with 'leather' inner leg, boots, scarf, sash, belt, sword slings, sword and scabbard, Baker rifle, shoulder belt with pouch and badge. Some assembly required for the scabbard and belt.

Britain, Napoleonic.

NOTE: figure not included.

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