Grenadier Officer 1751


The uniform of this excellent model is mostly guesswork and based on an illustration by Brian Fosten. The only part of the uniform that has a definite source is the mitre cap, an example of which has survived to the present day. It is elaborately embroidered with gold, silver and coloured thread with the dragon in gold surrounded by the regimental motto VETERI FRONDESCIT HONORE. The officers of the Grenadier Company often carried a musket. The white gaiters were generally worn only on parade while black gaiters would have been worn for campaign and manoeuvres. The coat is faced with buff and decorated with silver lace.


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by Stephen Luscombe