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Topic: Re:Green Dragon Lane
Posted by: Anne England
Date/Time: 28/02/16 20:56:00

Thinking that the name may derive from the Green Dragoon, I googled it and here is a passage copied and pasted from the same:
Re dragoon: 'The name possibly derives from an early weapon, a short wheellock called a dragon because the first dragoons raised in France had their carbine's muzzle decorated with a dragon's head. The practice comes from a time when all gunpowder weapons had distinctive names, including the culverin, serpentine, falcon, falconet, etc.[5] It is also sometimes claimed a galloping infantryman with his loose coat and the burning match resembled a dragon.'
Further, the illustration of a French dragoon (or some such) shows a man in a green uniform.
Is there something in any of that?

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TopicDate PostedPosted By
Green Dragon Lane26/02/16 10:14:00 Jim Storrar
   Re:Green Dragon Lane27/02/16 14:23:00 John McConnell
   Re:Green Dragon Lane28/02/16 20:56:00 Anne England
   Re:Green Dragon Lane29/02/16 18:07:00 Jim Storrar
      Re:Re:Green Dragon Lane29/02/16 18:20:00 Anne England
         Re:Re:Re:Green Dragon Lane03/03/16 15:00:00 Jim Storrar
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Green Dragon Lane04/03/16 10:35:00 Lorne Gifford
   Re:Green Dragon Lane06/03/16 19:35:00 David Squire

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