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Author Topic: HM 17th Foot regiment-Crimean War cuff detail?  (Read 284 times)

Offline OB

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HM 17th Foot regiment-Crimean War cuff detail?
« on: September 16, 2020, 01:44:29 PM »
I've started painting Cathcart's 4th Division for the Crimean War.  I've tracked down an image of officers of the 17th Foot regiment.

The officers have yellow/gold lace around their cuff buttons the rest of the cuff seems to be white. The rank and file seem to have had all white/pearl grey facings.  Is that correct?

Any help gratefully received.

Offline vtsaogames

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Re: HM 17th Foot regiment-Crimean War cuff detail?
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2020, 03:52:50 PM »
You are going to reproduce the only British division armed with smoothbore muskets? How sporting.
And the glorious general led the advance
With a glorious swish of his sword and his lance
And a glorious clank of his tin-plated pants. - Dr. Seuss


My blog: http://corlearshookfencibles.blogspot.com/

Offline OB

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Re: HM 17th Foot regiment-Crimean War cuff detail?
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2020, 04:42:25 PM »
Yes indeed!  I already have the other three.  I finished the last regiment of the Highland Brigade last week.

The performance of the 4th Division repays study when considering the armament question.

Offline vtsaogames

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Re: HM 17th Foot regiment-Crimean War cuff detail?
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2020, 08:20:25 PM »
Not much, but the regimentals colors indicate white https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Leicestershire_Regiment

Offline OB

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Re: HM 17th Foot regiment-Crimean War cuff detail?
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2020, 09:03:07 PM »
Thanks Vincent.  I've just ordered an Osprey book in the hope of finding the detail.

Offline OB

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Re: HM 17th Foot regiment-Crimean War cuff detail?
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2020, 09:23:59 AM »
I think I've got it right now.  Collar is red, cuff is white with red cloth on the line of the buttons for other ranks.  Yellow for officers.  Just in case anyone else can use the info'.

Update: That it seems was the Lancashire regiment-white flag confusion.
« Last Edit: September 18, 2020, 01:13:49 PM by OB »

 

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