WSS British Artillery Uniforms

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WSS British Artillery Uniforms

Post by armchairgeneral » Tue Aug 12, 2014 12:09 pm

Hi,

Just wondered if anyone could point me in the right direction from finding out the uniforms of British artillery during the War of Spanish Succession?

Can't seem to find anything from internet search apart from a reference to them being blue? I think I recall "Churchill" posting pictures of his painted red?
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Re: WSS British Artillery Uniforms

Post by Churchill » Tue Aug 12, 2014 2:03 pm

Hi Armchair General,

As a favour to yourself...

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Scarlet Red coats, Royal Blue Facing's & stocking's, Black hat's with Yellow rim's & button h o l e's, White neck lace, Black shoe's with silver buckle's.

I still visit the forum occasionally :wink:

Hope that help's,

Ray.
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Re: WSS British Artillery Uniforms

Post by armchairgeneral » Wed Aug 13, 2014 8:40 am

Helpful? Superb! Thanks very much Ray :D

I take it these uniforms also apply to the smaller battalion guns as well?
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Re: WSS British Artillery Uniforms

Post by Churchill » Wed Aug 13, 2014 11:08 am

Hello again,

There was no such thing as battalion guns for this period meaning that the artillery did not move forward with the infantry.
There were Light gun's at Blenheim 24 x 3pdrs (16 of which were from the English train), but these were spread over the entire allied frontage stretching from Blenheim on the left flank to Lutzingen on the right.
Colonel Holcroft Blood commanding the artillery also had a battery of 10 x 5pdr Sakers & 4 x 5.5" Howitzers supporting Lord Cutts who was to assault Blenheim village and a battery of 6 x 9pdr Culverins supporting the Oberglauheim assault in the centre.
The battle did not start until mid day and at about 4.30pm Blood was ordered to manhandle some of his artillery to the centre prior to Marlborough's cavalry attack. My guessing is this would have been his light guns only as the gun's (even the light ones) were mounted on heavy carriages.
During this period once artillery were positioned they usually stayed there until the end of the battle.

Cheers,

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Re: WSS British Artillery Uniforms

Post by MNFS » Thu Aug 21, 2014 6:50 pm

Hi Ray,

Good to see you back here, even if it is a fleeting visit!

Best,

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Re: WSS British Artillery Uniforms

Post by Prince Henry » Fri Aug 22, 2014 3:48 am

Ditto, Ray! Miss the images...

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Re: WSS British Artillery Uniforms

Post by janner » Fri Aug 22, 2014 9:56 am

MNFS wrote:Hi Ray,

Good to see you back here, even if it is a fleeting visit!

Best,

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Here, here :D
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Re: WSS British Artillery Uniforms

Post by Churchill » Fri Aug 22, 2014 9:37 pm

Thank you Gentlemen, it's nice to know that some member's appreciated my posts.
I will still visit occasionally and if anyone need's any help with WSS British, Hesse-Kassel or Hanoverian uniform's or flag's just send me a PM and I'll see what I can do.

Kind Regards,

Ray.
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