Friday, 27 March 2015

Thursday, 19 March 2015

Light dragoon helmet

Emsdorf Helmet, 1774. This style of helmet was worn by the 15th Light Dragoons between 1770-1784. It takes it name from the Battle of Emsdorf 1760, in which the regiment pursued and defeated a large force of French Infantry. Emsdorf was the first Battle Honour to be awarded to a regiment of the British Army. From here

Compagnies Franches de la Marine 1718

 at least I think it is 1718 - please correct me if I am wrong...
wiki

Saturday, 14 March 2015

Sunday, 8 March 2015

Redcoats on campaign

Thanks to Norm for this. Go here to see a piece on how the rigours of campaign affected British soldiers

H. Charles McBarron from THE AMERICAN SOLDIER, Uniforms of the United States Army 1775-1975

  Soldiers of the US Seminole War about 1835. Indian Scout, Infantry Officer. Infantrymen in Summer and Winter Uniform. More from this book...