Origin and History
When it was raised, this regiment was known as Waucope. It was soon renamed Irlanda. During the War of the Spanish Succession, the regiment fought at the battles of Saragossa (August 20, 1710), Brihuega (December 8, 1710) and Villaviciosa (December 10, 1710) and took part to the siege of Barcelona (1714).
During the War of the Austrian Succession, the regiment fought against the Austrians in Italy from 1742 to 1748.
During the Seven Years' War, the regiment was under the command of:
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Service during the War
No information available yet about the service of the regiment during the Seven Years' War
|Coat||red with 13 yellow buttons on the right side
|Waistcoat||blue with 13 yellow buttons|
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. Furthemore, their officer stick had no handle.
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No information available yet about the colours of the Irish regiments in the Spanish service.
Album de Taccoli, 1759
Juan José Torres and the Asociación Cultural de Modelismo Histórico Alabarda for the information and counselling provided for this article.