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Royal Marines uniform: pattern 1782
This Royal Marines dress coat of a Major General Arthur Tooker Collins (1718-1793), is constructed of red wool with cuffs and lapels faced with blue. The buttonholes are of embroidered metal thread and the cast brass buttons are stamped with a laurel wreath enclosing a crossed sword and baton. On the left shoulder is a fastening for an epaulette. The skirts could be turned back, so that the white lining of the coat created a contrast against the red wool of the skirts. They were secured by means of hook and eye fasteners. The lines of the coat indicate the leaner silhouette that was popular in the latter part of the 18th century. In keeping with this fashion, the front of the coat slopes back and downward from the waist and the pockets are hidden in the interior lining.
- Image reference: F2183-4
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London