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straylightOz Inactive Member07 Mar 2018 5:19 a.m. PST

Just checking, did the trumpeters wear reversed colours, like the infantry drummers did ? (ie: facing colour used for jacket).

Pimlott (British Light cav) has several plates showing trumpeters in red coats (17th, 15th, 18th) for various years, alongside the blue coats of the troopers.


Artilleryman07 Mar 2018 6:55 a.m. PST

They generally wore reversed facings until 1812 and then the same as other troopers.

straylightOz Inactive Member07 Mar 2018 2:15 p.m. PST

thanks artilleryman

Artilleryman07 Mar 2018 2:41 p.m. PST

You are welcome. As with all matters British military it is wise to check the individual regiments, but the above rule of thumb is good.

Jabba Miles08 Mar 2018 4:17 a.m. PST

What Artilleryman said, reversed with Tarleton helmets, same colour as others with shako.

straylightOz Inactive Member08 Mar 2018 7:15 p.m. PST

cool, thanks.

This was harder to track down than I thought, lots of references to wade through. How simple would it have been for one of the "authorities" to add the line in the post above ?

anyway, the 23rd take shape, red jacket for you Mr Trumpeter

Loving the AB range, painting is a delight.

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