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The First Foot Guards

We are a Revolutionary War reenactment group based in Boston MA,
accurately portraying the royal household regiment that is now known as
The Grenadier Guards

 

Ranks within a Line Regiment
The Guards differed from this pattern.

The typical organization of a line regiment of 
477 men in 1775 was:

Field & Staff Officers

Colonel

Lieutenant Colonel

Chaplain

Adjutant

Surgeon and Mate

 

Battalion Company
of which there were normally eight within a regiment

Captain

2 Lieutenants

2 Serjeants

3 Corporals

1 Drummer

38 Private Soldiers

 

Grenadier Company
of which there was one to a regiment

Captain

2 Lieutenants

2 Serjeants

3 Corporals

2 Fifers

38 Private Soldiers

 

Light Infantry Company
of which there was one to a regiment

Captain

2 Lieutenants

2 Serjeants

3 Corporals

1 Drummer

38 Private Soldiers

 

On commissions in The guards

Reform of the commission structure


More info: visit
http://www.revwarprogressive.org

Modern British Army insignia of rank
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William Hawkesworth, Guardsman
Hanged at Tyburn 17 June 1723 for killing a civilian

Offsite link

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Army Organization
page

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