Origin and History
The regiment was created on February 10 1734 from a unit initially raised in Barcelona by Don Bartolomé de Santa Vastelica under the name of "Regimiento Nuevo de Córcega". It consisted of 13 companies.
On July 8 1736, the regiment was ordered to sail to Ceuta on the coast of North-Africa to defend the place. On September 21, it was reviewed by Inspector Don Pedro de Vargas. It was soon recalled to Spain in mid-April 1737 and landed at Cádiz on May 27. On September 15, the regiment was transformed in a Walloon regiment and renamed "Regimiento de Bruselas" under Colonel Angel Alberto de Van den Belde.
On September 14 1752, the regiment embarked for the island of Majorca.
During the Seven Years' War, the regiment was under the command of:
- Don Angel Alberto de Van den Belde or Don Pedro Jumbar
On March 2 1815, the regiment was disbanded and incorporated in Ultonia Infantry.
Service during the War
No information available yet about the service of the regiment during the Seven Years' War
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Armaments consisted of a musket, a bayonet and a sword (brass hilt).
The colonel, lieutenant-colonel, sargentos mayores and officers carried a spontoon and an officer stick. They used to hang this stick at the second button of the coat. The type of handle of the officer stick was different for each rank:
- gold for the colonel
- silver for the lieutenant-colonel
- silver (but only one finger wide) for the Sargento Mayor and the captains
- ivory for assistants, lieutenants and for the chaplain
- wooden with a silver ring for sub-lieutenants
Sergeants carried a halberd instead of a spontoon. Furthermore, their officer stick had no handle.
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No information available yet about the colours of the Walloon regiments in the Spanish service.
This article is mostly made of abridged and adapted excerpts from the following books which are now in the public domain:
- Clonard, Conde de, Historia Orgánica de las Armas de Infantería y Caballería, vol. XI, Madrid, 1851-62, pp. 355-357
Album de Taccoli, 1759
Clonard, Conde de: Álbum de la Infantería española, 1861
Juan José Torres and the Asociación Cultural de Modelismo Histórico Alabarda for the information and counselling provided for this article.