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Glengarry511 Aug 2020 1:45 p.m. PST

Was there a standard coat colour for Spanish infantry drummers around 1808-1809 for white coat regiments? Was it Spanish Royal blue? I've also seen red coats for light infantry drummers.

Personal logo Gonsalvo Supporting Member of TMP12 Aug 2020 4:03 a.m. PST

Yes, the drummers of the units wearing the 1805 white uniform of this era should be wearing the King's Livery, more or less dark blue coats faced red and piped white; the Queen's (Reina) regiment is an exception, wearing her livery (red faced dark blue, piped white). Of course, some regiments were still wearing the earlier (1800) light blue faced black uniforms in 1808, and the degree to which the regulations were followed is never more uncertain than when it comes to the Spanish of this era!

Glengarry512 Aug 2020 4:59 p.m. PST


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