From Project SYW
Origin and History
On October 20 1761, Baron Wrangel raised a regiment of “Yellow Hussars” counting 6 squadrons for a total of 800 troopers. The Blå Husarerna contributed 5 squadrons (about 320 men) for the constitution of this new regiment. The regiment was organised along the Prussian model. It took a lot of time to raise this regiment.
During the Seven Years' War, the regiment was under the command of:
- since October 20 1761: Colonel Baron (Friherre af Adinal) Georg Gustaf Wrangel
This regiment only existed for a year.
Service during the War
To do: campaigns from 1761 to 1762
|Headgear||light brown busby with a white metal "death's head" badge and a yellow bag, white cords, and white plume|
|Dolman||black with white braids and white buttons
|Breeches||straw with black overtrousers edged white|
Troopers were armed with a short, curved sabre, two pistols and a carbine.
The officers had silver lace trim and buttons rather than white lace trim and white buttons.
Trumpeters wore uniforms similar to those of the troopers with silver decorations replacing white braids and laces.
Brass trumpets with white and silver cords.
This unit did not carry any standard.
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