Unlike the short-lived Fraser's Highlanders, the Black Watch lasted as a regiment from 1740 until March 2006, when it became a battalion in a larger Scottish regiment under army reorganisation. It is one of the most famous units in the British army. As with most British units of the period the uniform had a complex lace, with small threads of different colour, which are almost impossible to represent in a drawing made into a low-resolution bitmap like this. Next will be a grenadier of the Black Watch with the fur cap which was adopted by grenadiers throughout the army in 1768.
Thursday, 16 August 2007
Posted by David at Thursday, August 16, 2007