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Earl of Mar’s Grey Breeks

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The 21st Foot are so called because they wore grey breeches when the Earl of Mar was their colonel. (1678–1686.)

The 21st Foot is now called the “Royal Scots Fusiliers.”

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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