The old 3rd regiment of foot soldiers. The men's coats were
lined and faced with buff, they also wore buff waistcoats, buff
breeches, and buff stockings. These are the “Old Buffs,” raised in
At one time called the Buff Howards, from Howard their colonel
(1737-1749). The “Young Buffs” are the old 31st Foot raised in 1702;
now called the “Huntingdonshire Regiment,” whose present uniform is
scarlet with buff facings.
The Rothshire Buffs.
The old 78th, now the second battalion of the Seaforth Highlanders.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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