Guest Posted 10 August , 2017 Share Posted 10 August , 2017 (edited) Uniform Arguments. My copy of the May 1915 Army List shows the 10th (County of London) Bn London Regiment (Hackney) (TF): Uniform - Scarlet Facings - White The Jan 1913 Army List (the first 'Monthly' list I can find) also has Scarlet and White. The Dec 1918 Army List (the last Monthly list I can find) also has Scarlet and White. This is two years after its change to a TF Battalion of the Rifle Brigade in 1916 The Battalion was disbanded at the end of the War and re-raised in 1920. The Jan 1937 Army List also has Scarlet and White. At this stage it was part of the Royal Berkshire Regiment TA It would appear that when the original 10th Bn (Paddington Rifles) was disbanded and their place taken by the 10th Bn (Hackney) in 1912 the battle honour and uniforms did not make the transition. The 10th Bn (Hackney) is one of only two exceptions in the London TF not carrying any Battle Honours pre Great War. This would suggest there are no ceremonial links between the 10th Paddington Rifles (which carried "South Africa 1900-02") and the 10th Hackney other than using the same number. I think it also explains the occasional confusion over the Hackney 'Rifles'. It does not appear to have any connection with Rifles until 1916 under the Rifle Brigade, but notably no change in title. The affiliation ceased in 1918-19 when the Battalion was disbanded. I am reasonably confident that the Hackney battalion never wore Rifle Green. I hope this has made some headway by at least eliminating one theory. Martin Edited 10 August , 2017 by Guest Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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