Friday, 7 February 2014

cadet de l'aiguillette

Un « cadet de l'aiguillette » recevant les consignes d'un sergent des Compagnies franches de la Marine en Nouvelle-France, 1750-1755 Eugène Lelièpvre - from here
Compagnies franches de la Marine at Project SYW
The young man being trained in this picture wears the characteristic blue and white shoulder cord known as an 'aiguillette' that gave rise to the nickname 'cadets of the aiguillette'.

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