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Unlike soldier on the Continent, in England soldiers had been issued with coats of regimental colours since Tudor times, the county authorities being charged with raising troops and providing them with coats and enough money for them to get to where the army was located – Coat and Conduct.
The choice of colour was often determined by local supply or the personal choice of the colonel which resulted in both sides having regiments of the same colour –red, blue and white were particularly common.
The attached file contains the results of my research into this subject.