Napoleonic Royal Marines

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bunguster
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Napoleonic Royal Marines

Post by bunguster » Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:38 pm

Hi All. Just prepping up some Perry Royal Marines for Sharp Practice and I wondered if anyone knows whether the drummer from the command pack would have a red coat or reversed facings. Internet searches have not proved conclusive and image searches for painted models leave me erring on the side of red coats. Does anyone have a definitive view on this.
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Paul C

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Re: Napoleonic Royal Marines

Post by BaronVonWreckedoften » Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:05 am

All "Royal" regiments had dark blue facings and their drummers had red coats, same as the rest of the unit, which were usually heavily laced, as can be seen in this accompanying illustration:-

https://www.wbritain.com/product-store/ ... -1806-1816

In case you're wondering about the blue trousers, they were actually the norm, the more commonly illustrated white ones actually being worn predominantly in tropical regions and for parades.
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bunguster
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Re: Napoleonic Royal Marines

Post by bunguster » Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:23 pm

Thank you Baron, that was the confirmation I needed. Can't argue with Don Troiani's research.
All the best.
Paul C

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Re: Napoleonic Royal Marines

Post by BaronVonWreckedoften » Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:06 pm

You're welcome; and remember - photos, or it didn't happen!!!
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