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SkyNews reprots that Butlins is going ‘red coats’ retro to celebrate its 75th birthday. The new Redcoat design takes its inspiration from the original 1936 version. The new uniforms were inspired by the iconic original from 1936.

Over the next 12 months the iconic uniform will include details from the original, including black piping around the lapel, gold buttons and of course white skirts and pumps for the ladies and white pressed trousers for the gents.

Famous Redcoats have included Des O’Connor, Jimmy Tarbuck and Michael Barrymore.

Butlins director Richard Bates said: “Butlins has a special place in the hearts of the British public, so a much-loved retro uniform is a great way to celebrate our wonderful heritage.”

Here come the Redcoats. Butlins Holiday CampsThe economic downturn saw many British families taking ‘staycations’ in the UK and so far for 2011, Butlins sales are up £2m on last year.

The company’s owner Bourne Leisure, which also runs Warner Leisure and Haven Holidays, will have spent £150m to upgrade its facilities between 2003 and the end of 2011.

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