Origin and History
The regiment was raised on October 17 1761 by Colonel Barré by the regimentation of independent companies. It was known as the “Black Musqueteers”.
During the Seven Years' War, the regiment was under the command of:
- from October 1761 to 1763: Lieutenant-colonel Barré
The regiment was disbanded in 1763.
Service during the War
The regiment did not take part to any campaign during the Seven Years' War.
No details are known of the uniforms of this regiment.
No details are known of the colours of this regiment.
Fortescue, J. W.: A History of the British Army Vol. II, MacMillan, London, 1899
Mills, T. F., Land Forces of Britain the Empire and Commonwealth (an excellent website which unfortunately does not seem to be online any more)
Schirmer, Friedrich: Die Heere der kriegführenden Staaten 1756 - 1763. Edited and published by KLIO-Landesgruppe Baden-Württemberg e.V., Magstadt, 1989
Wikipedia - 106th Regiment of Foot (Black Musqueteers)
United Services Magazine 1863, Issue 3
Digby Smith for the information provided on this junior regiment.