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Louisbourg Grenadiers16 Feb 2024 3:53 p.m. PST

Good day.

Question with regard to the British guard regiments grenadier company's that formed the ‘Battalion of Converged Grenadiers of the Guards' in Ferdinand of Brunswick's army in Germany.

Were the company's only from the three battalions of guards that were in Germany at the time, or were they drawn also from battalions that remained in England?

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Camcleod21 Feb 2024 10:09 p.m. PST

I checked a couple volumes on the Foot Guards "Origin & History of the First or Gren. Guards' & 'Origin & Services of the Coldstream Guards'.
They only mention the 2nd Bns. of each initially being sent to Germany. The Bns. of the 1st and Coldstream are noted as being 9 cos. strong. Also during the war each was heavily reinforced from the Bns. remaining in England and the 2nd Bn/1st Grd in late 1761 was over 1000 strong.
So the combined Grenadier Bn. seems to be only 3 companies – about 300 strong.

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