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Wargames Den30 May 2008 2:33 a.m. PST

Hi Guy's,

I am painting the 50th (West Kent Regiment) which had black facings. Does anyone know what colour the drummers jacket was. I know that some facing colours like red and white reverted to a read jacket for drummers but I'm not sure about black.

Regards,

Ron.

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Fat Wally30 May 2008 3:45 a.m. PST

I am also by coincidence about to start 50th Foot.

In Martin Windrow's 'Uniforms of the Peninsular War 1808-1814' there is a picture of a drummer of 50th Foot in a white coat, faced scarlet.

AFAIK red, black or white faced Regiments had a white coated drummer, faced scarlet.

Wargames Den30 May 2008 5:12 a.m. PST

Hi,

Sorry I can't use your name it sounds a bit rude.

So are we talking white jacket with scarlet laced chevrons, scarlet collar, cuffs, turnbacks and epaulettes piped white?

And this should be the drummer uniform for all regiments with Red, white or black facings.

Regards,

Ron.

Fat Wally30 May 2008 6:21 a.m. PST

Sorry I can't use your name it sounds a bit rude.

So are we talking white jacket with scarlet laced chevrons, scarlet collar, cuffs, turnbacks and epaulettes piped white?

…Correct Ron. By epaulettes I presume you mean musicians 'wings'.

And this should be the drummer uniform for all regiments with Red, white or black facings.

…Yes.

Regards Kev

Wargames Den30 May 2008 6:27 a.m. PST

Hi Kev,

Many thanks your a star.

I'm going up to the National army museum next month to nail down some of the grey area's of British army uniforms, specifically cavalry trumpeters + some other bit's and pieces. If you have anything you want me to look up let me know.

Regards,

Ron.

Fat Wally30 May 2008 6:37 a.m. PST

My pleasure Ron. Can't think of anything off hand but cheers for the offer.

Personal logo Doctor X Supporting Member of TMP30 May 2008 8:10 a.m. PST

So to sum up….

Red, Black, White facings = drummer on white coat faced red/scarlet.

Correct?

Funny this came up as I was also going through this research…

Fat Wally30 May 2008 8:20 a.m. PST

AFAIK Correct.

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