Unit history and organisation: In the WAS the regiment had around 650 men, in 5 squadrons each of 2 companies. (I have nothing on the history of this unit so if anyone knows more and can let me have details, I'd be grateful. Thanks.)
Uniform: Trooper: Black tricorne, white laced edge, white metal button, white strap, mid-blue cockade. Black stock. Bright red coat, yellow lapels, collar, cuffs, turnbacks, yellow edge to shoulder straps. White metal buttons. Red waistcoat, white metal buttons. Red breeches, white metal buttons. White inner stocking. Black leather bottines (boot-gaiters). Red shabraque and pistol holster covers with 2 lines of lace each consisting of 3 stripes (white-mid-blue-white). White crown and lettering. White sheepskin cover over pistol holster.
Friday, 13 February 2009
Posted by David at Friday, February 13, 2009