Drummer, 1750


Each troop of dragoons had a farrier to make shoe repairs on the march and kill injured horses. The coat was dark blue and the hat was a fur cap on the front of which was a red flap with embroidered emblems of his trade. The details of his uniform are based on two paintings by David Morier. This illustration is based on one in the Royal Collection. it shows red facings where one would expect buff like the rest of the regiment. This picture also shows no shoulder knots hanging from the right shoulder whereas the other Morier painting originally at Newbattle Abbey has buff facings and visible shoulder knots. The Newbattle painting probably dates around 1760. Another difference is the absence of the XI numeral within the wreath on his shabraque.


Regimental Details | Uniforms




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by Stephen Luscombe