Private, Grenadier Company c1720

An illustration by Brian Fosten based on a contemporary recruiting picture board. The red coat has blue facings which were granted c1712 when the regiment became the 3rd Guards. The skirts are not pinned back at this stage. There is no way of knowing if the buttons were brass or pewter. Much of the picture is conjecture but the original is quite detailed in the depiction of the grenadier mitre cap. The badge is the star of the Order of the Thistle and the whole front is blue and white except for the coloured crown.

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