26th Regiment of Foot

Grenadier 1751

Morier's paintings of soldiers of the British Army show the 26th with yellow facings as in the 1742 print, but this time all the regiments except for the 41st had lace. The white lace here has two yellow lines in it. The mitre cap is the distinction of grenadiers, fusiliers and drummers. This man wears a yellow fronted cap with white cypher. He is in parade order with his waist-belt, carrying his sword and bayonet, worn under the coat which is left unbuttoned. In marching order the coat would be buttoned up and the belt worn over it.

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by Stephen Luscombe