24th Regiment of Foot

Grenadier 1751

The uniform illustrated by Bryan Fosten is red with green facings and again the white skirt linings which are confirmed by a detailed contemporary painting by David Morier. Fosten has chosen to show the coat buttoned over to hide the lapels, except for the small turn-overs at the top. The white lace around the edges of the lapels and cuffs has a green stripe and the cuff has an extra, wider lace inside the edging, with two green stripes. The buttons are of white metal and plain, without any regimental distinction.

Grenadiers wore a mitre cap with the front made of green cloth, embroidered with a white GR and coloured crown. The small red area at the base of the front had a white Hanoverian horse and motto. The back of the cap was red. His belts are buff and he has the grenadier distinction of the match case with chained stopper, to keep the lighted taper to ignite the grenades. His waist-belt holds his sword and bayonet and he has a smaller belt over the top of it with a black pouch to hold his musket ammunition. The black bag on his rear right hip holds the grenades. His coat being buttoned over would indicate that he is on campaign but he has the smart white leggings reserved for parades. The breeches and waistcoat are red.

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