Saturday 27 August 2011

Colours of French Languedoc Infantry Regiment - French infantry in Canada series No.5


First raised 1672, the 2 battalion infantry regiment Languedoc supplied its 2nd battalion for the war in Canada. It arrived in 1755, although 4 companies were captured at sea by the British. It was at the defeat at Fort George 1755; the capture of Fort William Henry 1757; the French victory of Ticonderoga 1758; the siege of Quebec and battles of Montmorency and the Plains of Abraham; the French victory of Sainte Foy and the siege of Quebec 1760; and finally the retreat to and surrender at Montreal 8th September 1760. Only the ordonnance flag was carried in Canada and was burned before the surrender at Montreal but the colonel's colour is shown here for completeness.

We're getting close to the complete set of infantry colours of French regular battalions in Canada - only a few to go now...