7th Dragoons

Private 1742

This is Simkin's version of the illustration in the 1842 'Cloathing Book' that is the earliest comprehensive record of Privates' uniform for the British Army. The facings are white, not only on the coat but the cloak lining, the saddle cloth and the flask cord. The saddle cloth and holster cover are of interest since they show the crown and garter, the sign of a Royal regiment. Since 1727 the 7th had been known as the Queen's Own Regiment of Dragoons. The trooper's musket is slung over his shoulder. This was changed at least by 1751 when it was kept on the right side with the butt in a leather bucket and the stock retained by means of a spring clip ao the pouch-belt.

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