Mudcat Café message #186504 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #18412   Message #186504
Posted By: GUEST
28-Feb-00 - 09:07 PM
Thread Name: Questions re: Come Out Black & Tans?
Subject: RE: Questions re: Come Out Black & Tans?
The Black and Tans were properly called the Police Cadet Auxillarys.The name Black and Tans came from a famous South Tipperary Hunt and was coined because of the lack of proper uniforms available for this unit.To kit out the members of this fource a mix and match arrangement was arrived at,where some wore khaki tunics and dark trousers and on others the uniform was reversed.Although this fource was guilty of some of the most outrageous atrocities of the 1921-1922 troubles theree is no evidence to support an argument that military convicts were used as personel for this unit.