Origin and History
This Scottish regiment was raised by David, Lord Ogilvy on February 28 1747 from the remnants of the force defeated at Culloden.
The regiment counted 1 battalion.
During the War of the Austrian Succession, the newly created regiment served in Flanders in 1748.
During the Seven Years' War, the regiment ranked 113th and was under the command of:
- since February 28 1747: David Lord Ogilvy Count of Aireley
On December 21 1762, when the French infantry was reorganised, the regiment was disbanded.
Service during the War
By August 1 1757, the regiment was assuming garrison duty in the citadel and fort of Calais.
In 1758 and 1759, the regiment served in Germany.
By May 23 1760, the regiment was part of the first line of the infantry centre of Broglie's Army. By December 30, the regiment had taken its winter-quarters in Marburg.
In 1761, the regiment was stationed in Flanders.
To do: more details of the campaigns from 1761 to 1762
|Neck stock||white (as per Troupes du Roi, Infanterie française et étrangère, année 1757)|
|Coat||blue lined red with 12 copper buttons on the right side and 12 yellow buttonholes on each side
|Waistcoat||red with 12 copper buttons on the right side and 12 yellow buttonholes on each side|
Armaments consisted of a musket and a bayonet. Fusiliers carried a sword (brass hilt) while the grenadiers had a sabre.
N.B.: grenadiers wore a Highlanders uniforms. However, we have found no description of this uniform nor of its tartan.
Colonel colour: white field; centre device consisting of the necklace of the Order of St.Andrew; a white cross of St. Andrew decorated with 1 golden fleur de lys at each extremity; 3 thistles (the upper flower with a gold crown); in the upper canton: a white scroll edged in gold wearing the golden motto “Nemo me impune lacesset”
Ordonnance colours: blue field; centre device consisting of the necklace of the Order of St.Andrew; a white cross of St. Andrew decorated with 1 golden fleur de lys at each extremity; 3 thistles (the upper flower with a gold crown); in the upper canton: a white scroll edged in gold wearing the motto “Nemo me impune lacesset”
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N.B.: the section Service during the War is mostly derived from our articles depicting the various campaigns, battles and sieges.