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Hi Everyone
I am after information on the british artillery legging for the rider. The right leghas asteel plate running down the legging but I need photos.

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Terry

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Dr. Chambers book (published by Schiffer) shows several examples. Long boots with laces, short laced boots with putties, long boots without laces - gunners, riders, all ranks. PM me and I'll see if I can help.

All the best,
Dan

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Hi Dan
Thanks for the reply I am after the English drivers legging photos would be great
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Terry

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Well dear I love wearing booties when I go on outings only but in gym or during walk I like to wear Nike air max shoes. I always pair them up with beautiful yet comfortable pattern leggings. Anyways thanks for sharing this post!



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I think you are looking for the protective shield worn on the right leg by mounted artillerymen.

Something like one of the statues in the Royal Artillery Memorial in London (attached).

Regards,

Charlie

Edit: Found an image of the protective shield being worn



-- Edited by CharlieC on Wednesday 28th of September 2016 12:21:27 PM

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I'm sure the reason is obvious, but for the life of me I can't figure it out!  Something to do with driving the team?

 

Bosun Al



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Driving team always sit on the right hand side of the team, the leather legging shield was to stop the chains on the gun team from rubbing the legs.

THE OLD LANCER

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Haven't heard that one. The artillerymen normally sat on the left hand horses (looking forwards from the limber). The tackle used

in horse drawn field artillery was mostly leather straps - I think Ralph Lovett has a complete set on his website. The purpose of

the protective legging was to prevent the artilleryman's leg being crushed if the two horses moved together.

Regards,

Charlie

 



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Hi Thanks for the information I have just finished the leather work for the 18 pounder centenary gun. Will try to attach photos.

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Have recently purchased few best Mesh Cut Out Leggings. They are very awesome and make me feel amazing, and thinking of having few more colorful ones. Want to have comfortable ones for workout. Hope will get discount on them.

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