Royal Artillery

Officers and Other Ranks, 1748

This painting by Morier is in the Royal collection and shows the Artillery in Holland. The officer standing in the middle of the mounted officers has an arm missing. This identifies him as Lieutenant-General Albert Borgard, the first Colonel-Commandant of the Royal Artillery. He lost his arm at the Siege of Cuidad Rodrigo in 1706. The officers have red waistcoats and breeches while the other ranks have blue.

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