|Topic:||Re:Green Dragon Lane|
|Posted by:||Anne England|
|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. 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?
|Topic||Date Posted||Posted By|
|Green Dragon Lane||26/02/16 10:14:00||Jim Storrar|
|Re:Green Dragon Lane||27/02/16 14:23:00||John McConnell|
|Re:Green Dragon Lane||28/02/16 20:56:00||Anne England|
|Re:Green Dragon Lane||29/02/16 18:07:00||Jim Storrar|
|Re:Re:Green Dragon Lane||29/02/16 18:20:00||Anne England|
|Re:Re:Re:Green Dragon Lane||03/03/16 15:00:00||Jim Storrar|
|Re:Re:Re:Re:Green Dragon Lane||04/03/16 10:35:00||Lorne Gifford|
|Re:Green Dragon Lane||06/03/16 19:35:00||David Squire|