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22nd Regiment of Foot (the Cheshires) outside the regimental museum 2011

Outside the Cheshire Military Museum, Chester, Cheshire, England

Lieutenant Colonel Francis Smith, 10th Regiment of Foot, 1764

Francis Smith, Leader of the British forces at the Battles of Lexington and Concord by Francis Cotes, 1764

"Portrait of an Officer of the 15th Regiment of Dragoons" by Tilly Kettle (1768) at the National Army Museum, London - From the curators' comments: "The battle honour 'Emsdorf', seen on the front of this officer's helmet, was the first ever to be awarded to a British regiment....The battle honour was awarded for the regiment's part in the victory at the Battle of Emsdorf (1760) during the Seven Years War (1756-1763)."

"Portrait of an Officer of the Regiment of Dragoons" by Tilly Kettle at the National Army Museum, London

Embroidered diamond featuring the Cheshire Regimental colours of maroon and buff superimposed with the Regiment's acorn badge. This badge has been associated with the Heswall Battalion of the Cheshire Home Guard and was possibly worn before the introduction of the standard HG numerals and letters.

Embroidered diamond featuring the Cheshire Regimental colours of maroon and buff superimposed with the Regiment's acorn badge. This badge has been associated with the Heswall Battalion of the Cheshire Home Guard and was possibly worn before the introduction of the standard HG numerals and letters.

Re-Enactment of the British Army's 1781 Occupation of Williamsburg.  Colonial Williamsburg's Historic Area, Williamsburg, Virginia.  "Under the Redcoat." Photo by Barbara Temple Lombardi.

Re-Enactment of the British Army's 1781 Occupation of Williamsburg. "Under the Redcoat." Photo by Barbara Temple Lombardi.

1st Battalion Cheshire Regiment at Audregneis, 24th August 1914 by David Rowlands (GL)

Military artist David Rowlands' painting of the Battalion Cheshire Regiment fighting at The Battle of Mons

"Redcoat Uniforms, Part 2: corporals, sergeants and officers" from "47th Foot in North America, 1772-1781" - Interesting article on the uniforms of NCOs and COs in the British Army during the American Revolutionary War - especially the former, since there is simply not enough information on NCOs out there on the Internet, I find. So, in this photo, that's a sergeant on the left and a CO on the right. Now if someone could please find me a good source for the Seven Years' War, I'll be happy!

"Redcoat Uniforms, Part corporals, sergeants and officers" from Foot in North America, - Interesting article on the uniforms of NCOs and COs in the British Army during the American Revolutionary War

On Friday July 24th in 1981, Lady Diana Spencer accompanied Prince Charles on a visit to the First Battalion of the Cheshire Regiment Headquarters at Tidworth Barracks in Wiltshire.

On Friday July in Lady Diana Spencer accompanied Prince Charles on a visit to the First Battalion of the Cheshire Regiment Headquarters at Tidworth Barracks in Wiltshire.

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