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42flanker10 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.


42flanker11 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.

42flanker04 Sep 2019 5:50 a.m. PST

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

Belated thanks for this. Which branches might that be.

von Schwartz04 Sep 2019 5:13 p.m. PST

There may be some, I would have to check what few refences I have left to me. If so, it would be on a regiment by regiment basis. I do seem to recall something to this effect.

@18th Century Guy
Officers in some branches would have the fleur de lys on the turnbacks.

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