Grenadier 1775


The regulations of 1768 made changes to the coat which now had skirts less full and folded back permanently. The cuffs were smaller and a collar was added. The lace on the button loops has the same blue line as in 1751. The cloth mitre cap was changed to a fur cap with a universal metal plate on the front. There was a white plume on the left side which cannot be seen here. The artist, P W Reynolds has given the man a match case on his shoulder belt which shows that he is a of the grenadier company. He also carries a sword on his waist belt which again was a sign of his being a grenadier, as the rest of the regiment no longer carried this weapon. He has a white waistcoat and breeches, and black gaiters. This is the uniform that was worn for the North American campaign during the War of American independence.


Regimental Details | Uniforms




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by Stephen Luscombe