Battalion Compnay 1742

As first glance, the uniforms of the Foot Guards look very similar in the 1742 Cloathing Book, but the skirts of the coat are different in the Coldstream to the other two regiments. The vertical slash pockets with loops of white lace can be seen here whereas the 1st and 3rd Guards had horizontal pockets. The waistbelt, carrying the sword and bayonet goes over the coat but is worn under the coat in the 1747 painting of a Grenadier. See Grenadier Company 1747 Battalion Company men wore the tricorn hat with white lace edge and black cockade. The waistcoat is red with white edging and the breeches are blue, worn with white gaiters and black shoes.

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by Stephen Luscombe