Private, 1742

Dragoon regiments were readily distinguishable from regiments of horse by the arrangement of belts. While the regiments of horse had two cross belts, the dragoons only had one, the ammunition pouchbelt. The sword and bayonet were suspended from a waistbelt worn under the coat. The coat is red with white facings at this time. The rolled up cloak and saddle housings are in buff colour. These normally match the facings colour but it appears not to be the case here. The waistcoat is white and breeches red. The hat has white tape sewn round the top and a black cockade on the left side.

Regimental Details | Uniforms


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