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  • Hey,

    back with another question, this time its about the Royal Regiment of Horse Guards. Specifically its about the Helmet Crest of the Blues. In British Napoleonic Uniforms: A Complete Illustrated Guide to Uniforms, Facings and Lace by C. E. Franklin and multiple other paintings I've seen that their helmet crest was Blue and Red (for example that one waterloo page https://i.imgur.com/okhmVfh.png .) While in other paintings it appears to be black and red like. Does anybody know what coloring the helmet crest of the blues was?

    Cheers!

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    • Black over Red crest.

      https://collection.nam.ac.uk/detail....c=2001-06-17-1

      Though Franklin's tome has inaccuracies, it is nevertheless an excellent attempt at covering what is probably an 'almost impossible subject to get accurate. It also didn't help with the selection of the printers in India.
      ‘Tis said his form is tiny, yet
      All human ills he can subdue,
      Or with a bauble or medal
      Can win mans heart for you;
      And many a blessing know to stew
      To make a megloamaniac bright;
      Give honour to the dainty Corse,
      The Pixie is a little shite.

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      • Thank you! Wonder where the wrong Blue coloration comes from cause i've seen it quite often. Probably someone took the nickname "The Blues" too seriously hahaha

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        • So I have a question regarding Russian Cuirassiers of the Military Order Regiment. The Officers wore a Helmet with the Order on it instead of the normal double headed eagle. Did the normal troopers also wear this helmet or did they have the normal Cuirassier helmet? The normal rank and file had normal Shabraques with the imperial Monogram while the officers had the Order on them so maybe the same thing is for the helmets?

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          • have you looked in these books? There is a list of them which can be viewed. They are excellent though some are in black and white.
            https://runivers.ru/lib/book3093/
            ‘Tis said his form is tiny, yet
            All human ills he can subdue,
            Or with a bauble or medal
            Can win mans heart for you;
            And many a blessing know to stew
            To make a megloamaniac bright;
            Give honour to the dainty Corse,
            The Pixie is a little shite.

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