After service in the RAF as an engineer specializing in guided weapons, Carl Franklin worked for British Aerospace and Royal Ordnance until retiring in 1990. He now spends most of his time researching and writing and is the author of British Rockets of the Napoleonic and Colonial Wars 1805-1901; British Napoleonic Field Artillery and British Napoleonic Uniforms.
"...massively color illustrated literary horn of plenty... I can
only hope that a second volume detailing 1784-1914 will be
forthcoming!"-- "The Military Advisor, Fall 2017"
"...sure to become an indispensable tool for any hobbyist seeking to identify or replicate period uniforms for military miniatures"-- "Toy Solder & Model Figure"
"This book will be of great use to anyone interested in the 18th Century British Army as well as illustrators and others who need detailed information in one convenient source."-- "Classic Arms and Militaria"
"This excellent guide illustrates and identifies the different uniforms of the numbered regiments of cavalry and infantry within the British Army during 1751, 1768 and the end of the War of Independence in 1783... This is a superb reference work, full of clearly researched details. The color illustrations for every numbered regiment along with the explanatory text for regimental changes, plus the descriptions of how and why the equipment and uniforms were changing overall make this a go-to reference. For anyone interested in the British Army during the period from 1751 to 1783, this is a reference book worth owning. One look at this book shows how it leaves all other uniform books in the dust. Use this book to understand how a British military ancestor would have been dressed and equipped. As a reference resource it will be of value to family and military historians, re-enactors, figure painters, and wargamers."-- "FGS FORUM"