In the summer of 1768 the 3rd Guards were issued with new uniforms. The embroidered cloth mitre cap worn by Grenadier Company men and drummers was exchanged for this fur cap. The drummers and the Sergeants of Grenadier Companies had a brass plate in front while the Grenadier privates had a white metal plate. The fur was black. It was decorated with white cords plaited and ending in tassels that hung on the right side (missing from this example). There was no plume on this cap. The drummer's coat is described in the 1768 orders: Coat white cloth, lined with blue. Cape, cuff, lapel and wings blue, laced with regimental lace, as the Serjeants (gold lace). The coat laced down the seams, sleeves, sides and skirts as per pattern approved of. Waistcoat red, bound with lace. Breeches white. The Scots Guards



Drummer's Cap 1768


In the summer of 1768 the 3rd Guards were issued with new uniforms. The embroidered cloth mitre cap worn by Grenadier Company men and drummers was exchanged for this fur cap. The drummers and the Sergeants of Grenadier Companies had a brass plate in front while the Grenadier privates had a white metal plate. The fur was black. It was decorated with white cords plaited and ending in tassels that hung on the right side (missing from this example). There was no plume on this cap.

The drummer's coat is described in the 1768 orders: Coat white cloth, lined with blue. Cape, cuff, lapel and wings blue, laced with regimental lace, as the Serjeants (gold lace). The coat laced down the seams, sleeves, sides and skirts as per pattern approved of. Waistcoat red, bound with lace. Breeches white.


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by Stephen Luscombe