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Personal logo green beanie Supporting Member of TMP10 Apr 2018 5:29 p.m. PST

Would some one be kind enough to post a picture of the uniform for the Spanish Irelanda Regt.? A web search only came up with Pincrest photos but the uniforms were not labeled so I was not sure who was who. Also, the Portuguese Royal Police were use for what? Line infantry? Guards for supply dumps? What was their uniform? Thank you in advance for your help.

FoxtrotPapaRomeo10 Apr 2018 8:04 p.m. PST

GB,

1. Regimento de Infanterķa de Irlanda as present in the Seven Years war (uniform and flag details/drawings included) link

2. Of course, regiment went from 1688 to 1818 so you can Google for the right period. Use either the English or Spanish name and maybe add the war you are interested in.

3. To exclude pinterest, just add "-pinterest" to your search. You can exclude an "unlimited" number of words and phrases to further remove irrelevant stuff.

4. To look more broadly at (maybe) all Irish Units in the Spanish Army, a good start is link

Erin go Bragh y Buenos Dias, FPR

Littlearmies Inactive Member11 Apr 2018 1:05 a.m. PST

Irlanda Regiment link

Some sources have facings more buff than yellow.

summerfield11 Apr 2018 1:55 a.m. PST

Yellow is always a problem with natural dyes and fades quickly in strong sunlight. The yellow was not a vivid yellow. More information can be found in our book on Spanish infantry.
link

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP11 Apr 2018 4:47 a.m. PST

Further to the Royal Guard of the Police question, as I recall the Royal Guard of the Police in Portugal were tasked to maintain public order – so not line troops but I could see them guarding lines of communication and supply depots

link

keithbarker11 Apr 2018 8:41 a.m. PST

Hope this helps

picture

48 = Irlandia
49 = Hibernia (officer)
50 = Napoles (nco)

Littlearmies Inactive Member13 Apr 2018 8:16 a.m. PST

'Yellow is always a problem with natural dyes and fades quickly in strong sunlight. The yellow was not a vivid yellow. More information can be found in our book on Spanish infantry.'

Which is an excellent 'one stop shop' for the Spanish Army of the period. But a vivid yellow looks much nicer… :)

Duc de Brouilly14 Apr 2018 7:29 a.m. PST

Littlearmies

What is the name of your book and where can one find a copy?

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