Horse Guards Parade 1680

The Company formed up is sixty strong with pikemen in the middle and musketeers on either side. We can see two halberds held by NCOs, at either end and a drummer on the near corner of the formation. The men appear to be wearing red coats and green breeches and stockings and black hats. There are three officers in front of them, two holding long pikes and one ensign holding the Company Colour. The Colours had been approved by General Monck before he died in 1670. See Colours 1670. The uniforms of the officers look green with orange or gold sashes.

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