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Uniform and clothing of the Ordnance between 1685 and 1720

The Ordnance in Ireland, 1688-90
Uniform Worn by
Blue coats lined orange
Orange waistcoats
Blue breeches
Blue stockings
Blue caps, embroidered with a shovel on the front
Pioneers
Blue coats lined orange baize, with brass buttons
Hats with orange silk galloon
Gunners
Matrosses
Tradesmen
Grey coats lined orange
Carters

The Ordnance in Flanders, 1695-97
Uniform Worn by
Red coats lined blue
Grey breeches
White stockings
Red cloth caps faced with blue
Pioneers
Crimson coats, lined and faced blue, brass buttons
Blue cloth waistcoats with sleeves and brass buttons
Blue breeches
Blue stockings
Black hats edged with gold
Gauntlet gloves
Gunners
Matrosses
Crimson coats, lined and faced blue, brass buttons, narrow gold galloon to the cuffs and pocket flaps, and down the front of the coat
Blue cloth waistcoats with sleeves and brass buttons
Blue stockings
Black hats with gold scalloped lace edging
Gauntlet gloves
Sergeants
Corporals (silver instead of gold lace)

Of Malborough's Train in 1703 the "Entry Book of Bills" reads:-

Large Surtout Coat of crimson cloth, lined with blue shallon & brass buttons, with pocketts for Sergeants, Corporalls, Gunners and Pontoon menn.....................................................96 (sets).

Large Surtout Coat of red cloth, lined with blue shallon & brass buttons, with pocketts for Sergeants, Matrosses and Pioneers..............................................................................70 (sets).