East Kent Militia

This embroidered officer's cap of the grenadier company dates from 1760 when the militia was raised (25th Feb 1760). The caps usually had the running white horse of Hanover on the red flap at the front but this horse, in silver embroidery is more rampant like the white horse of Kent. The colour of the cap in this illustration is more blue than the actual example which is blue-grey, called Kentish grey. The East Kent Militia were numbered 1 initially but re-numbered 57th Regiment of Militia in 1803 and 49th in 1833.

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by Stephen Luscombe