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42flanker Supporting Member of TMP10 Jul 2019 4:09 a.m. PST

Greetings all.

I'd be grateful for guidance as to whether French troops of the Seven Year War period wore any ornamentation on their coats that took the form of a 'fleur de lys' badge – for instance to secure the turnbacks of their coats. Might the symbol have been displayed anywhere else on the uniform? I am thinking of something that might provide a trophy or souvenir. My knowledge of this subject is sketchy. I am particularly interested in the campaigns for control of islands in the West Indies.

Many thanks

Camcleod11 Jul 2019 7:37 a.m. PST

Buttons appear plain and turn-backs have a small heart design.
At least for this Regt. Kronoskaf may have more info.

link

42flanker Supporting Member of TMP11 Jul 2019 10:33 a.m. PST

Thanks, Camcleod, for that and for the link.

18th Century Guy Supporting Member of TMP12 Jul 2019 12:37 p.m. PST

Officers in some branches would have the fleur de lys on the turnbacks.

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