Thursday, 14 August 2014
British Light Infantry 1768-88
As part of the British Army's retraining from 1768, Light Infantry companies were made a part of each battalion in the British Army. Their uniform coats were cut shorter, their caps were designed specifically for their work in the forests, they were issued with tomahawks, rather than small swords, and they were usually the better soldiers in each regiment. They were the first units to engage the American rebels in April 1775.