Major-General Richard Blunt

Richard Blunt commanded the regiment while they were serving in the West Indies from 1795 to 1802. He led a raid on the Dutch islands of Saba and St Eustatia in April 1801 and became governor after they were captured and occupied by the Buffs. He took the regiment to the Peninsula in 1808 and avoided losing 9 companies in the retreat to Corunna. He reached the rank of Major-General and was appointed Knight Commander of the Tower and Sword of Portugal.

1787 Ensign in the 3rd Foot, 31st Jan. Joined them in Jamaica.
1791 Lieutenant, 23rd Feb
1873 Commanded a company, 11th July
1794 Lord Moira's expedition and Flanders
1795 Served in West Indies
1796 Major
1799 Lieutenant-Colonel, 23rd Aug
1809 Colonel, 28th Oct
1812 Major-General

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