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Uncle Chris, how tall do I have to be to join?

Posted: Tue Aug 21, 2007 6:29 pm
by pud
Source: Red Coat and Brown Bess. Museum Restoration Service, Bloomfield, Ontario. 1970. Anthony Darling. pp. 8-9.

"Enlistees were supposed to measure at least 5 feet 6 1/2 inches in height, younger men of less stature could join if they showed promise of one day attaining it. During the war, this requirement was reduced to 5 feet 4 inches for those over eighteen, an inch less if under. The maximum height for light dragoons, was 5 feet 8 inches."