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[Uniforms] Branch of service colours?

Can anyone provide reasons for the choices of branch of service colours chosen for the Infantry, Cavalry, Artillery,Dragoons and Mounted Riflemen during the 19th. Century? Clearly they were intended to distinguish the various branches of service from each other, but what are the historical reasons for the choice of colours? Are they perhaps rooted in the traditions of European armies?

I will be most grateful for any information on any branch of service colour.

Dusan

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