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Saturday, 9 March 2013

British Regiments in North America 1740-1783

These regiments are the ones which served in North-eastern North American during the conflicts from 1740-83. I have take shots of these units but will now add some back ground information to each unit. As well, I have built these units from the following figure sets. Thanks to plasticsoldierreview.com for the box shots.

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The Second Battalion, The 1st Royal Regiment. This Regiment served at Louisbourg, the western theatre, and Cuba.

The 17th Regiment served in Nova Scotia,Louisbourg,  Quebec and Cuba

The 28th Regiment served in the Louisbourg, Quebec and Cuba campaigns. Prior to Canada, the regiment had been stationed in Ireland. It was sent to Halifax in 1758. It had served in Newfoundland since 1697-1717, as Gibbons Regiment who then had drafts which formed...

The 40th Regiment of Foot. Served in Nova Scotia from 1717-1757. They were the sole British regiment in garrision in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland.

The 42nd Royal Highland Regiment was sent to North America and served at Ticonderoga, Quebec, Montreal and Cuba. 

The 45th Regiment had served in Nova Scotia since 1750.

The 47th Regiment had served in Nova Scotia since 1750. The regiment had been raised in 1740 and had been sent to Halifax in 1751. Besides Louisbourg, Quebec and Cuba, it had been at the siege of Ft. Beasejour in 1755.

The 78th Fraser's Highlanders were raised in 1757 and served in the Louisbourg and Quebec campaign.

Additional fire support was supplied by the Royal Artillery which served on all fronts of the war.
The guns shown in this shot are from left to right Royal Navy, Newport Artillery Company (blue faced red with white hose) The New London Artillery Company is the crew on the tan gun (blue faced buff with white hose). And on the right, the Royal Artillery, blue faced red with black leggings.
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